Langston University COVID-19 Response

Langston University COVID-19 Response

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni,

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. As I outlined in a message to the students, faculty, and staff earlier this week, the University is taking necessary steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread to our community. Langston University has been vigilantly monitoring the situation and we have been providing regular updates and information to our students, faculty and staff.

No confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported at any campus or location associated with Langston University.

Earlier this week, the University initiated a series of necessary and prudent steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure to our community, including several precautionary measures to maximize the recommended social-distancing. While our courses will temporarily be delivered in a hybrid method to reduce social interaction, the University will continue to operate and will remain open. Residential and dining facilities will be open to ensure that all students have a safe place to live and learn. The measures enacted align with best practices. To that end, we will continue to follow guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as our state and local health departments.

Our Emergency Leadership Team (ELT) has been working on operational contingency plans pertaining to COVID-19 since the first confirmed case within the United States was reported on January 21, 2020. Since that time, the University and its partners have developed protocols to mitigate and contain the threat of the virus, should it become necessary. I am grateful to our ELT for their tireless work in developing plans and recommended guidance in order for Langston University to remain nimble in our response to an ever-changing global health crisis.

The University will only disseminate information concerning our operations from our official communication channels to include e-mail correspondence from the Office of the President, e-mail correspondence from the Office of Public Relations, Langston University Rave alerts, and the Langston University official COVID-19 resource page.

We appreciate your continued cooperation and understanding as the University responds to what is a rapidly evolving situation.

Sincerely,

Kent J. Smith Jr., Ph.D.
President
LUNAA Life Member #864

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