SDSU to resume normal operations in August

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South Dakota State University will resume normal fall operations on campus, including face-to-face teaching and learning when Fall semester classes begin Aug. 24.

The decision was made following discussions among the Board of Regents’ staff, university presidents and the special school superintendents following recommendations from public health officials and state leadership.

SDSU President Barry Dunn says it’s exciting to think about having students and employees back on campus, creating a vibrant atmosphere of teaching and learning. he says it will be done with the safety and security of everyone in mind. Dunn says the traditional setting for some classes may be altered as the need for social distancing continues.

President Dunn says they’ll continue to follow the guidance of leading health organizations like the CDC and utilize the science and resources available as they plan for fall semester.

SDSU’s COVID-19 Response Team has been meeting since January.