Written by Bill Fisher
Appalachian State University will resume classes for the 2022 spring semester on January 10. There are currently no plans to move in-person courses online.
According to the office of Chancellor Dr Sheri Everts, app state officials are closely monitoring the emergence and progression of the variants of the virus that cause COVID-19.
The CDC states that the Omicron variant is the most prevalent in our region and has also determined that the Omicron variant can spread more easily than Delta and other variants.
State public health experts have shared that they expect cases in North Carolina to peak from mid-January to the end of January.
The university will continue to require proof of immunization status among students and staff, and this must be uploaded by January 10.
App State will continue to require face coverings on all indoor campuses for students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of their immunization status.
New directions for higher education institutions are expected from the CDC in the coming days, and the University will carefully review these directions and share links when they are released.
It also reviews updated DHHS guidelines for K-12 schools and ensures compliance in the university’s K-12 classrooms.