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Where is the Back-To-Campus Guide?
Will masks be required for everyone on campus this fall?
Yes. Masks must be appropriately worn (covering both nose and mouth) inside and outside, where social distancing is not possible. Cloth or disposable masks that cover the nose and mouth are acceptable. Students are expected to provide and maintain their masks. However, the department office managers and the bookstore will have disposable masks available if you forget yours. We will continue to follow or exceed all health and safety guidelines recommended by the CDC, the City of Kansas City, and the Missouri health department.
What if I have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a mask?
If you are unable to wear a mask due to a health condition or disability, please contact Daniel Weigel in the Student Access Office for a confidential discussion of your health needs. Some potential alternatives to masks may include the use of alternative types of face-covering or attending courses remotely or online (determined on a case-by-case basis).
Will there be dining services on campus?
Yes. The food line is one-way only, and you will be socially distanced while in line. There will be no self-service items.
The dining room is set up for 50% occupancy. Do not move tables or chairs, and do not use tables that are marked “closed.”
Consider avoiding peak dining times and utilize our to-go meal box options to avoid wait times.
Masks are required when you are up and moving.
The Caf will close between meal periods for cleaning.
Will there be sports this fall?
Yes. We will abide by all KCAC and NAIA decisions on this matter for fall, winter, and spring sports. Updates will be made on the AvilaAthletics.com website and the Healthy Eagles webpage
How will campus social events and organizations be handled?
There will be a variety of social events throughout the semester. We will do everything we can to keep the community experiences and organizations as close to normal as possible. We will follow the health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC, the City of Kansas City, and the Missouri health department.
I know someone who is struggling to handle all of the stress and changes, what can I do?
Reach out to the Avila Care Team. If you are concerned about their immediate safety, call 911 or Campus Safety at 816.985.6079
If you are feeling stressed out, anxious, depressed, or concerned about your family, friends, or yourself, please make an appointment with Taryn Hodison M.A. LPC by using Calendly.
I am a commuter student. Can I eat in public spaces like I always have?
Yes, with social distancing. Public spaces will be more limited, and certain campus areas and communal space will be designated as “No Food” zones. We ask that for everyone’s safety, you respect these designations.
Do I have to take my temperature every time I enter a building?
For the good of your professors, the staff, and your classmates you are required to self-check your temperature at one of the health stations located inside all designated building entrances as soon as you arrive on campus. Self-check temperature stations are installed inside each building’s designated entrance.