MIU Creates safe, rich, full campus experience during pandemic:
MIU President John Hagelin has personally headed up our COVID Task Force over the last six months, successfully creating a model situation that other universities might find exemplary.
According to Dr. Hagelin, “We continue to observe all government regulations and CDC recommendations, social distancing, and all other precautions that are deemed necessary and advisable, and require compliance by all of our students, staff and faculty.
“We strive to provide the richest, fullest, and safest on-campus college experience possible. With the continued cooperation of all members of our University community we are confident that we can maintain our exceptional record.”
Keeping Our Campus Community Healthy and Safe
Here are the steps we have taken so far in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These points all aim at minimizing contact with anyone who may have been exposed to the virus and preventing the introduction of COVID-19 into our community.
We are constantly monitoring the situation and will relax these policies when it is safe to do so.
Airport pickup Have created COVID-safe airport transportation system for picking up arriving students
Travel restriction Campus-wide travel ban recommended outside our county
Testing–Employees Some monitored daily
Testing–Students On arrival and one week later
Masks Given to all students, faculty and staff, with requirements where and when to wear
Online teaching All classes are taught in classrooms with option to also have 2-way live video conferencing
On-campus dining Many safety steps taken: hand washing stations (see photo 1 below), body temperature monitoring scanners (see photo 2 below), distancing, masks during food pickup, separate dining for current vs. new arrivals, only open to MIU personnel
Food shopping We pick up requested snacks and other items at Walmart and sell back to students on campus at cost
Library access Access closed, but students can request and pickup materials at library window
Recreation Center Access closed, but have set up “Virtual Rec Center” with online fitness, dance, yoga classes, to stay fit
Campus events Live events canceled or online, with other virtual events
Online student activities Online activities for students
Doing business remotely Encourage students to do university business by phone or email
COVID pledge All community members asked to sign pledge to follow mask, hand-washing, social distancing and large group avoidance guidelines
Self-care education Educate students in self-care; proper sleep, meditation, hand washing, etc.
Staying home if unwell
Food delivery Have system for delivering food to those who are not well
Isolation and quarantine facilities Have set up four residential facilities as quarantine housing units if needed
Auxiliary facilities Offering auxiliary hospital facilities on campus if local hospital gets overwhelmed
Visiting Fairfield Requesting those off campus not to visit campus for now
Outdoor entertainment Have safely offered outdoor movie night on weekends. Students wear masks and sit two meters apart
“I am proud of the tireless, dedicated work of our faculty and administrators and community leaders over these past few months, and the spirit of concern and cooperation displayed by everyone in our campus community.” —John Hagelin, President, Maharishi International University
For details visit https://www.miu.edu/coronavirus
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We look forward to the time when we can return to normal education and campus living, but until then, we welcome new students to our well adapted university.
Note: Only one student has tested COVID positive. This person isolated on campus and has recovered.