November 16, 2020
I want to express my appreciation to our students for continuing to follow the University’s health and safety protocols as we mitigate the spread of COVID-19 this Fall. We would like to continue our collective commitment to stopping the spread on our campus, which is why I am writing today.
As our Fall Semester draws to a close, we are actively planning for the Spring Semester when students return in January. Together, we learned a lot about COVID-19 and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control has evolved to reflect clearer public health recommendations about COVID-19 testing.
With the revised guidance in mind, and to further protect our campus community, we will require all students to be tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus in January.
I recognize this year has been challenging for all of us—especially our students—and we will do our best to simplify the process and assist our students. With support from their families and our faculty and staff, I trust our students will approach the Spring Semester testing requirements with the same dedication and adherence to safety protocols that I have seen at Ball State over the past few months.
Thank you for your cooperation.