Eastern Kentucky University President David McFaddin announced on Wednesday that all classes will be moved online starting Monday, Nov. 23.
This announcement comes hours after Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear asked universities across the Commonwealth to move to online instruction for the remainder of the fall semester due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
According to Provost Jerry Pogatshnik, residential students will be conducting a staged and orderly move-out process as originally planned. Housing will work with students who require year-round housing or who have no alternatives. Students for whom a move would create hardship will be allowed to remain in housing, although a shift to a different space may be necessary to facilitate cleaning protocols.
“The EKU community has done a remarkable job of wearing masks, maintaining distance, practicing good hygiene, and staying home when ill. These measures have allowed us to maintain in-person instruction, permit limited and carefully planned events, and enjoy healthy interactions with each other,” Pogatshnik said in an email to deans and department chairs on Wednesday.
Students will begin classes remotely, starting on Monday, Nov. 23, until Thanksgiving break. Exams will be administered remotely following the Colonels Comeback Plan.