APSU to have in-person, on campus instruction this fall

Austin Peay State University has announced intentions to return to in-person, on campus instruction in the fall.

A news release says “the decision comes after collecting information and recommendations from health officials and campus community members who are working on plans to facilitate social distancing and heightened cleaning and sanitation protocols.”

APSU President Alisa White said, “Our COVID-19 Task Force and the Strategic Planning Integration Task Force will continue to develop recommendations to carry us through this and similar scenarios for up to two years. We soon will announce updates regarding specific issues the task forces and other subgroups are studying, such as on-campus housing and in-classroom social distancing.”

Officials say APSU recently purchased and received more than 6,000 face masks, and the task forces, in consultation with faculty and academic leadership, are looking at how to offer smaller in-person classes to maintain social distancing standards in the classroom.

Austin Peay is also purchasing and making its own hand sanitizer, in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry, to have available this fall.