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DU to start semester with remote learning

The school will also require COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccines.

DENVER — The University of Denver on Wednesday announced that classes will resume remotely for the next semester due to rising case of COVID-19 and the need to provide adequate space for isolation of students who test positive.

DU explained its decision in a post on its website and said the new term will begin with remote classes and meeting which are set to continue through Jan. 17. At this time, in-person classes are set to resume on Jan. 18.

The notice says campus will be open and residential students are welcome to return as planned on Jan. 2 or at any time during the following two weeks.

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Staff are asked to consult with their supervisors about their return, and supervisors have been asked to exercise flexibility for those who are able to successfully work remotely.

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The school shared last week, that in addition to a prior vaccine requirement, everyone "living, learning or working in person" is now required to get a booster as soon as they're eligible. Records must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2022 or within 14 days of eligibility for those who might not be eligible before that deadline.

A flu vaccine is also required, according the school's website.

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