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IU now only to require students living on campus to receive COVID-19 testing

In an email Friday, IU announced that all IU students living on campus — in dorms, greek houses or campus apartments — will be required to be tested for COVID-19 within 10 days of arrival to campus. Students who test positive will be required to come home. Students not living on campus are strongly encouraged to get tested. This is a change from last week’s announcement, which said all IU students coming to campus must be tested.

Additionally, IU requests all students follow COVID behavioral guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for at least 14 days before coming to campus. This means students should wear masks, physically distance themselves and avoid large events prior to arrival.

Students living on campus will be required to sign a Housing Contract Addendum by July 20. The addendum has updates specific to COVID-19. IU has also extended the deadline for housing contract cancellation to July 31.

On July 15, IU also released information on which classes will be online versus hybrid or in person. According to the email, 40% of all classes will have an in-person component. If students would like to change their course schedule, they should contact their academic advisor.

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