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COVID-19 Response FAQs

As COVID-19, or coronavirus, continues to spread, it is important that the University community is up to date on the latest information as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Office of Public Health.

The University is working closely with the Louisiana Office of Public Health to monitor this ever-changing health situation. Visit the CDC website for FAQs about COVID-19.

Don't see your question answered here? Submit your question for the FAQs.

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General Questions

What do I need to know about the University’s plan to return to campus? 

The University’s Ragin’ Cajun Resiliency Plan Task Force is determining what steps the University needs to take in order to return to on-campus classes this fall. These steps are part of a phased return to campus. The health and safety of all University students, faculty, staff, and visitors is the primary driver for our planning.

There are three phrases to the return to campus

  • Phase 1, which takes place over the summer. During this phase, only critical and essential employees will return to campus. The remainder of the return-to-campus process will continue gradually over the summer. All classes are online during this phase and campus activities through June have been canceled.
  • Phase 2, which happens during the fall. The goal is to have 100% face-to-face instruction during the fall semester. COVID-19 case numbers and the viability of health and safety measures will determine our ability to return to campus in the fall. Other potential scenarios have been considered and can be found on the Return-to-Campus page.
  • Phase 3, which happens during the Spring 2021 semester. The details for this phase will be determined later in the plan. 

All planning is aligned with local orders and ordinances of the City of Lafayette, the State of Louisiana’s Phased Reopening Model, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Louisiana Department of Public Health.

Visit the Return-to-Campus Plan page to learn more.

Has a decision been made about the fall semester?

The University of Louisiana System has mandated that all UL System schools return to face-to-face instruction in the fall. The Ragin’ Cajun Resiliency Plan Task Force developed strategy for  how we can implement social distancing, sanitation, and testing measures for students and faculty to make our classrooms safe. Information for students and for faculty and staff about Fall 2020 can be found on this site.

Are campus offices open?

Almost all campus offices have moved to remote operations. All University operations and business functions continue. A limited number of buildings are open this summer. We anticipate all being open for the fall.

University Housing and Dining Services are still operating to assist students who are staying in residence halls on campus. Student Health Services remains open by appointment.

Employees will return to work on campus in phases and as needed. The staged-in return will be based on maintaining proper social distancing, the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and the ability to test for COVID-19.

Are athletics facilities open?

Get the latest information about Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics facilities on RaginCajuns.com.

Are any campus computer labs open? Is there a way I can access the Internet and a computer if I don't have one?

Agnes Edwards Hall Computer Lab is open to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More information is available on the STEP website.

All students are encouraged to practice social distancing when using computer labs.

How do students, employees, and parents remain current with the University’s plans?

The University will send announcements to employees and students directly via University email. Everyone should monitor this website and official University social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter, for the latest information.

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As COVID-19, or coronavirus, continues to spread, it is important that the University community is up to date on the latest information as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Office of Public Health.

The University is working closely with the Louisiana Office of Public Health to monitor this ever-changing health situation. Visit the CDC website for FAQs about COVID-19.

Don't see your question answered? Submit your question for the FAQs.