Coronavirus Updates and Resources
Campus Updates and Communications
COVID-19 Testing Process Clarifications
Student Government representatives have recently brought to our attention that there remains confusion on several important topics related to COVID-19 and related campus processes. We hope this information will be helpful in reducing confusion and ultimately anxiety or concern about these issues.
Flu Vaccines and FREE COVID Testing
It is important that we continue to practice the infection-preventing habits of avoiding large gatherings, wearing masks consistently (both on and off campus), and washing our hands frequently! We all want to make it safely to the end of the semester and to protect the health of our fellow students, faculty, and staff. Now, for some good news: The Adair County Health Department has made available to us fifty (50) free doses of flu vaccine. We are offering these free doses first to uninsured students. There is now another place for FREE Covid testing. Hy Vee is offering free testing on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 7 am to 9 am. It is also available on Saturdays from 8-10 am. You must first register online.
Spring 2021 Course Delivery Methods
As was the case in the fall, courses will vary in their mode of delivery in order to preserve social distancing. Courses will be online or in person. Others will be hybrid with students meeting in class on different days of the week
Commencement Scheduled for Nov. 21
Truman will host in-person commencement ceremonies Nov. 21 for students scheduled to graduate at the conclusion of the fall semester. Due to restrictions on large gatherings, no guests will be in attendance. The event will air live on YouTube so family and friends can watch in real time.
Read more> or see Fall Commencement Details
Face Coverings Required
Tuman State University requires face coverings for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors while on campus. Wearing facial coverings at all times when inside university owned and controlled buildings will be mandatory EXCEPT:
- When in a private office (individuals may require facial coverings in their private offices)
- For students, when in their assigned residence hall room
- When eating and drinking
- When an alternative has been approved as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act or religious observance accommodation processes.
- Outdoors when a social distance of at least six feet can be maintained.