BELTON, TX — UMHB will be reopening its campus to students in a phased approach, including in-person classes for the Summer II term.
On May 18, Governor Abbott announced that Texas schools may reopen campuses for summer school and other activities beginning June 1.
UMHB will reopen its campus to students in a phased approach as follows:
UMHB says their Safe Return to Campus program for students will have robust health and safety protocols in place that align with federal, state, and local health officials’ guidance.
It will be important that all students follow these protocols consistently, just as faculty and staff are doing.
Core elements will be very similar to those for employees, the school says.
They will include proper social distancing (6 feet or more) whenever possible.
Most summer classrooms will be configured for at least 6 feet of social distancing.
Other core elements will include frequent hand sanitizing, avoidance of crowds and lines, and enhanced cleaning measures.
Additional protocols will be in place for areas such as campus housing, dining facilities, laboratories, and certain classes where social distancing may not be feasible.
UMHB says masks will be mandatory for students in some areas, so students have been informed to return to campus with at least two cloth face coverings.
Masks for faculty may be mandatory, depending on classroom configuration or specific tasks where social distancing cannot be easily maintained.