OU Students Return To Campus With More Blended Courses

Monday, August 24th 2020, 6:38 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Oklahoma -

University of Oklahoma students will head back to class on Monday after the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in a residence hall over the weekend.

OU says it's changing several classes to blended formats which means some students will attend class in-person but on a staggered schedule. Half of the students will be inside the classroom every other class period. OU is also encouraging professors to record lectures and videos for students attending class from home. Everyone inside campus buildings and cars must wear a fabric or disposable face mask. Bandannas, scarves, and gaiters don't count.

University officials say some on-campus dining and common areas are closed. Over the weekend the university announced one student inside the dorms tested positive for COVID-19. OU says that student is now in self-isolation and contact tracing is underway. So far, more than 230 students are still working to get moved in over the next few weeks.

OU says it's developing an online COVID-19 dashboard which is set to launch next week.