Peru State College Open for Spring Semester

Continues Weekly COVID-19 Testing

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College started the Spring Semester on Monday, January 11. On-campus classes were available this fall and spring due to extensive on-campus testing.

Peru State is dedicated to on-campus testing for students, faculty and staff. Testing is an important part of the College’s plan to keep campus and our community healthy and safe.

The College’s Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs, Jesse Dorman, writes, “The College determined that continuing policies from the fall, and requiring testing, is best for the health and safety of our campus and community.”

“We came to this conclusion after examining our cases and quarantines from last semester; and consulting with experts, including the Southeast District Health Department and an alum at the Yale School of Public Health, Joseph Fauver.” 

Peru State, in partnership with TestNebraska and Corteva (Des Moines), was able to administer more than 6000 tests on campus last fall. The College will continue to administer tests on campus and support vaccination opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

With these efforts, the College best continues its mission to provide a personalized and engaging educational experience for all students. That mission has guided adjustments to new ways of living and operating in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic.

A broad-based team of campus constituents, in consultation with health experts, developed new procedures over the summer for academic experiences, athletics, dining, on-campus housing and student life. These procedures continue into the spring semester.

Several college amenities including the library, dining hall and fitness center continue to be closed to the public. Home fans are invited to athletic competitions, but no visiting fans will be admitted through the end of the winter season.

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