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Milligan to require face coverings, Aug. 9

MILLIGAN — Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, Milligan University will require all faculty, staff, students and campus guests to wear a face covering during all indoor activities when physical distancing cannot be achieved.
This updated policy applies to vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and is based on guidance from the CDC, State of Tennessee and local healthcare officials. Milligan’s policy is subject to change and will be updated based on community transmission levels.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Milligan community has exhibited true servant-leadership in protecting each other and our campus community,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “We had a successful on-campus experience last academic year, with relatively low virus numbers. Our goal continues to be focused on delivering Milligan’s distinctive educational experience while ensuring everyone’s health and safety.”
All of Milligan’s safety protocols for the fall semester may be viewed at milligan.edu/returnhome. In summary:
– Milligan will resume as much normal operations for Fall 2021 as possible.
– Self-monitor and contact Milligan Health Services or a medical professional immediately if you experience any COVID-19 symptoms.
– Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate and cannot work or attend class in-person.
– Free COVID-19 tests will be offered at Health Services as availability allows.
– Athletes must follow all guidance as directed by Milligan Athletics, in accordance with NAIA and AAC guidance.
Milligan continues to advocate that the vaccine is the best defense against COVID-19 and offered an on-campus vaccine clinic last spring. With the broad availability of effective vaccines, Milligan will operate in the fall with the expectation that students and employees will make the individual choice on how to protect themselves, their families and the campus community.
For more information, visit milligan.edu/health.