September 25, 2020 - Announcement

 

Dear Northern,

We are now one month into the fall semester, and we are still together – face to face in our classrooms, eating meals in Food Service, and walking the beautiful campus grounds. This is all thanks to you, and your collaborative effort to keep our community safe. We have each committed to wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing as much as possible, and we have scaled back our large social gatherings. It’s not perfect, not by a long shot. But it’s a huge step in the right direction.

Across the state of Montana, active cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, and hospitalizations remain high as well. Health offices across the state are now providing information regarding active cases both by county and by schools and universities across Montana in order to provide a more accurate picture of the situation; the relatively low numbers in Hill County and at MSU-Northern are a strong indicator that our efforts are flattening the curve.

MSU-Northern is still working closely with our local and state health officials and health care providers to ensure that our plans for people who test positive or need to be quarantined meet or exceed all CDC health guidelines. We are also committed to protecting the privacy of our campus community members and will not be providing any information or details in regards to any personal, physical, or health related information on any student, faculty, or staff.

As we look ahead to October, I encourage everyone to stay strong and vigilant; your efforts are making a difference. While this is not the fall I had envisioned, it is a joy to see so many of you on campus. Let’s keep it that way.

 

Stay safe Northern.

 

Greg Kegel

 

See also: Past Communications