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NKU to move to remote learning following counties’ red zone distinction

October 30, 2020

Following Campbell and Kenton Counties’ “red zone” distinction for COVID-19 severity in Kentucky, NKU plans to temporarily move most classes online on Monday, according to a campus-wide email. There will be exceptions for classes that “absolutely must be held in person,” and students in those courses should expect to hear additional instructions from their instructor soon.

In addition, all offices that can offer services remotely will be temporarily stopping on-campus office hours, according to the email. Offices that must be on campus to provide services will be on campus in a limited capacity. Division and college leaders will follow up with their teams with more details regarding operations.

The transition to remote learning may be temporary, according to the administration. 

“The Commonwealth evaluates the incidence rate on a weekly basis, and we are hopeful that Campbell County will move back to orange next week, if everyone follows the new guidelines,” Provost Sue Ott Rowlands wrote in the email. “If our county numbers improve to that point, NKU can return to our Moving Forward plan that had been in place this semester.”

In the email, campus administrators also caution students to use precautionary measures, including Norse Nine, during the Halloween weekend. 

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