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School to look much different for students once classes resume

Students in Mississippi are scheduled to return to school in August despite rising cases of COVID-19. However, life on campus will be a lot different than what it used to be.

At Mississippi State, temperature check-in kiosks will be available throughout campus. Students living in dorms will be required to log their temperature every 24 hours and fill out a health questionnaire.

Employees and day students will be required to check temperatures at home and take a screening survey before arriving on campus. At Mississippi State as well as the University of Mississippi, all members of the community will be required to wear masks, where class sizes will be reduced by half.

According to reports, education officials say they want to provide as much in-person direction as possible. Instruction will likely be a mix of online and in-person options.

Teachers who are teaching face-to-face will have live streaming options made available to still reach students who may be experiencing symptoms and quarantining in their homes or dorm.

All campus facilities will be sanitized multiple times throughout the day.

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