University of Southern Indiana officials announced Tuesday the University's plans to move to in-person learning for its Fall 2021 Semester.
USI says the decision to return to in-person instruction was made due to the dropping number of COVID-19 cases both at USI and in the community, and due to the increasing availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.
As more age groups become eligible to receive the vaccine, USI is also encouraging its students, faculty, and staff to receive it.
"The more people who are vaccinated, the greater our chance of returning to a more normal semester this fall," said Ronald S. Rochon, USI President. "Vaccinations will be key to our ability to return to in-person classes, events, campus housing and community involvement. Because we want to return to a sense of normalcy, we all must play our part."
The University says that while the spread of COVID-19 isn't as prevalent as it has been throughout the past year of the pandemic, its task force will continue to meet regularly to discuss policies and protocols.
You can view the USI's full Tuesday announcement on usi.edu.