Tens of thousands of Mizzou students are back on campus for the start of classes Monday.
Some of those classes will be a mix of in-person and online this semester to help with social distancing, according to the campus Show Me Renewal Plan. Masks are required most places on campus. Mizzou said last week students, faculty, and staff must report to the university if they test positive for the coronavirus. They will also have to check for symptoms on a smartphone app every day. Students who do not follow expectations could get suspended or expelled.
“All of these efforts are done in a way that we have safe and a healthy university. Because the work that we do is so important, not only for education but the economic vitality of this community,” Mizzou chancellor and University of Missouri system president Mun Choi said during a recent press conference at Columbia City Hall.
Choi is in his first year as Mizzou campus chancellor. He has been university system president since 2017. He calls this time the most challenging period for higher education since World War Two.