Welcome back, Bulldogs!
I hope your break was everything you wanted it to be and more! While we once again begin a semester with the challenges of the pandemic, I am confident that we can successfully get on the other side of this surge if we strongly consider the impact of our decisions on others.
It is essential that individually, and as groups, we continue to make community-affirming decisions to provide the best opportunity to have the type of semester we all want to have.
While all of us wish we did not have to continue to do so, we must continue to practice multiple mitigation methods, including correctly wearing masks indoors, social distancing when possible, and frequent hand washing.
It is important to stay home if you are not feeling well or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID. Your instructor/supervisor/coach will work with you about your absence. Please also consider limiting gatherings during the first few weeks of the semester.
While it has always been the case, it has become even more clear during the pandemic that the decisions you make impact others. Let’s all make sure it is a positive impact.
Have a happy, healthy and successful semester,
Susan L. Thomas, Ph.D.
200 McClain Hall
100 E. Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501