Category Archives: COVID-19

During the pandemic

If all goes well, the fall 2020 semester will be described in years to come as the heart of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The novel coronavirus that interrupted the spring 2020 semester at the midpoint will, if we are fortunate, fade throughout the spring 2021 semester as the vaccine becomes available. And in the future, many…
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Learning, adapting and working together to get through the pandemic

As predicted by public health experts, the coronavirus situation continues to change. In early September, low prevalence on campus was a reassuring sign, and we passed the first hurdle of returning to campus. But the Labor Day spike started a wave of virus transmissions that continues to grow as our county, state, and region joined…
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Reaching out and coping during the pandemic

Seven months into this pandemic, there is no clear end in sight. Everybody is feeling stressed well beyond what we see during a normal October. This week saw the publication of several articles about students and stress related to the pandemic, and the results are alarming: With more data now available, the National Student Clearinghouse…
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All Aggies: Stay vigilant regarding COVID-19 in our community 

Cases of COVID-19 spike following holidays, and we are currently experiencing the increase expected after Labor Day. This spike is not inevitable. The most effective strategies to reduce transmission have been understood for months and are well documented in the NMSU Ready¬†plan. Given our current spike of cases in New Mexico and our region, I…
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Classes after Thanksgiving Break

DATE:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† September 30, 2020 TO:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† NMSU-Las Cruces campus students and employees FROM:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† John Floros, President SUBJECT:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Classes after Thanksgiving Break Beginning Nov. 30, following the Thanksgiving holiday, and running through the duration of the fall 2020 semester, all courses at NMSU‚Äôs main campus, including those which had previously been delivered face-to-face or through a hybrid…
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