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TO: Fayette Campus students
SUBJECT: President’s Communication – Thank You and Important Reminders

Dear students,

On behalf of our Board of Trustees and our UIU employees, thank you all for enabling UIU to stay open for classes since we opened this fall. Many schools were unable to achieve this accomplishment, and we appreciate your continued efforts and willingness to follow our UIU guidelines.

With this in mind, I would like to pass on a few final reminders before you return to your family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday, and continue your learning online for the remainder of Session 2 (ending Dec. 17). Please consider the following:

  • Those who still plan to be tested for COVID-19 prior to leaving Campus can do so at no cost at Scott Pharmacy in Fayette.
  • Students wishing to stay on Campus between Thanksgiving and January 17 may still do so by contacting Student Life ([email protected]). Fayette Campus food service is available through December 17 and resumes January 11; we expect to have more information soon about food service availability and options between December 18 and January 10.
  • A Thanksgiving dinner on November 26th (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) will be made available to Fayette Campus students who remain on campus during the Thanksgiving break.
  • Session 3 begins Monday, January 18. We urge our students to consider testing prior to a return to Campus if displaying symptoms or having been exposed to someone who is positive for the disease. In those circumstance, you are also asked to contact UIU’s Care Team ([email protected]) and quarantine for the health and safety of those around you.

These times are challenging and stressful; free counseling and assistance are available through COVID Recovery Iowa to those in Iowa affected by COVID-19. Beginning January 11, a Winneshiek Medical Center nurse will also be on campus three days a week to provide on-campus care for Fayette Campus students; their office will be located in Garbee Hall.

Your Peacock Family wishes you and yours a relaxing holiday season full of joy and good health, as well as great success in your studies for the remainder of the current session. Let’s continue to be #PeacockStrong, Keep our guard up, limit close contact with others, wear face coverings, and stay home when sick. If we remain committed to this effort, we will curb the spread of this virus and kick off the New Year better than the last!

We look forward to your return in January for Session 3 – GO PEACOCKS!

Sincerely, and Happy Thanksgiving,

William R. Duffy II, Ed.D., Ed.S.
Upper Iowa University