Provost Message to DB Campus
Dear Daytona Beach Campus,
Earlier, President Butler explained that Embry-Riddle is taking a “crawl, walk, run” approach toward reopening our residential campuses for the fall 2020 semester. I’m writing now to provide you with additional details.
Be aware that cloth face coverings as well as visible ID badges are now mandatory for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, indoors and outdoors, whenever you are in common spaces on campus. Social-distancing guidelines, which require six feet of separation, will be enforced. We continue to ramp up disinfection procedures, and protective barriers support no-contact interactions. Daily temperature checks are a requirement for everyone on campus – no exceptions.
The following key dates apply specifically to the Daytona Beach Campus.
May 6 – Flight operations will open to an initial limited capacity, with incremental increases over the following few weeks. On-campus housing will not be offered for returning residential students at this time, although students who stayed in the residence halls due to hardships during the campus closure can remain in place and resume their flight training. All students must meet revised wellness criteria.
May 7 – Flight operations will open to all off-campus flight students. Off-campus students must meet wellness criteria. On-campus housing will not yet be available for returning students.
May 15-17 – Limited, low-density on-campus housing will open for residential students who wish to return to campus for flight training. Students must be pre-screened and check into housing on May 15, 16 or 17. Housing capacity will be limited by a one-person-per-suite rule. Look for further communication from Housing & Residence Life regarding check-in times. Housing rates will be announced soon.
May 18- Flight operations will open to all students who are residing on campus.
July 1 – Embry-Riddle plans to resume low-density classes in time for the Summer B term, beginning on June 30, so that students can safely return to campus for the fall 2020 semester. We are limiting classroom capacity to allow for social distancing. We will also optimize class schedules to prevent large groups from congregating in common spaces. As elsewhere, faculty, staff and students will wear face coverings as well as visible ID badges in classrooms.
Do no return to campus if you are sick, or if you have been in contact with someone who is sick, on a cruise, or in any Covid-19 hotspot. In such cases, you must isolate for 14 days before returning to Embry-Riddle.
I look forward to your safe return to campus. Until then, be well.
Lon M. Moeller
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost