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Key points on how we plan to reopen our University and still keep our campus community safe to every extent possible.

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hello Bulldogs
I hope you like this mask you're going

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to be getting one as soon as you get
back to campus

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our mantra has been we're ready for
anything since mid-March when we had to

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close down
we've been preparing for this next

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semester the fall
your safety and your well-being are the

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top priority
of everything that we've been doing as a

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faculty staff and administration
an example of some of the things we're

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doing at every entrance you have a ppe
station

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we socially distanced all the public
spaces on campus

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we're increasing our cleaning and deep
cleaning we have a COVID suite

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that is located in the Wellness Center
at Dorothy Day with its own separate

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entrance
we have a rapid testing machine for

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within 30 minute results
we've created flexible methods of

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instruction
to make sure that students receive an

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excellent education and also
a safe education so in each of our

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classrooms
we've been able to determine exactly how

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many students can fit into that room
safely so a class will be divided up by

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numbers
with some students being in class on any

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given day
and other students being connected

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remotely the DeSales Housing Department
will continue to put your safety first

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and make the fall semester
a wonderful experience we're going to

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clean a lot more often
and we are going to do much more deep

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cleaning we have made the decision in
order to protect the students on campus

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to prevent visitation from one building
to the next

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so if you live in Donahue the only
people in there will be

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Donahue residents another big change for
this year is we will have students move

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out
entirely at the end of the fall semester

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so that we can do another deep cleaning
of every room on campus

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you can rest assured that we have done
everything possible

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to make sure that students have a great
learning experience

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but also one that's safe as you come
back here to this campus

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we ask you to take responsibility to be
a part of this environment of living and

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learning
we are a Salesian family here at DeSales

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and that as we live and learn
it's incumbent upon each one of us to do

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some basic things so that we all keep
one another safe

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the CDC guidelines that emphasize the
three critical aspects

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mask wearing social distancing and hand
washing

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and remember those are ands not ors
those are now rock solid foundation in

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science
and are the ways that we can absolutely

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mitigate this disease
it's our responsibility as students to

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keep our campus safe and i can't wait to
see you all this fall

At DeSales University, it is our priority to keep our students, faculty, staff, visitors, and their families healthy, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This Return-to-Campus video details key points on how we plan to reopen our University and still keep our campus community safe to every extent possible. The plan will only succeed with the support of each and every member of the DeSales University community students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This will require our persistent commitment to abide by the procedures and policies outlined in the Return-to-Campus guide - including social distancing, wearing face masks/coverings, hand-washing hygiene, and much more.
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Learn about our response to the COVID-19 outbreak, our Return-to-Campus Guide, and all the ways we're keeping our community safe.

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