Indiana University sent an e-mail Tuesday announcing classes will begin on January 10, 2021, as scheduled:
|“Indiana University looks forward to welcoming back students, faculty and staff to typical university operations and activities for the spring semester. Classes and activities will resume in person as scheduled on Monday, January 10.|
This carefully considered decision, with the health and well-being of IU community members in mind, is the result of IU’s continued commitment to monitoring COVID-19 data and managing our response with guidance from the latest science. Through vaccination, boosters, and masking, we will accomplish our core mission of teaching and research while aggressively managing the health and safety of our campus communities.
|With more information to be announced in the coming days, here are important things to know now about spring semester: Need a COVID-19 test? Testing sites will be offered at each campus. After piloting drop-off testing at IU Southeast, we are also expanding the option to all residential campuses this spring.Need a booster? Vaccine sites across the state and on IU campuses have both appointments and walk-ins available for boosters. Find a site and schedule through ourshot.in.gov. Students who receive boosters are eligible for a $20 credit on their CrimsonCard.Masking will continue to be required on campus, including in classrooms. CDC guidance on masks has evolved. We strongly encourage you to wear the best mask possible, such as these masks, which are better at keeping you and others safe. As IU resumes normal operations, our medical experts will continue to monitor the pandemic, making adjustments to guidance on matters such as quarantine and isolation measures as necessary.|
Even with the special challenges of the omicron variant, which is expected to peak in the coming weeks, the proven steps IU is taking are positioning us to successfully navigate this together.”