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Welcome from the Chancellor

Phases to Reopen Campuses

Required Action Steps for Employees and Students

Health and Safety Guidance

Guidance for Work/Classroom Scenarios

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Respecting the Community

Use and Care of Face Coverings

Temperature Screenings

Temporary Suspension of In-Person Classes

Campus Checklist and Self-Monitoring Tool



ASUN’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic seeks to protect the health of our community while continuing our vital missions of teaching, workforce training and community service. ASUN’s plans will be aligned and consistent with local orders and ordinances of the of communities we serve including Newport, Jonesboro, Marked Tree, Jackson County, Craighead County and Poinsett County, as well as the State of Arkansas’s phased reopening model. This guide provides information specific to minimizing exposure to the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19.

ASUN’s plans will also follow recommendations from the federal government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Arkansas Department of Health and the ASU System. Recognizing that the pandemic is an ever-evolving situation, this guide will be revised as necessary. 

Physical Adjustments

Our Facilities team is reviewing physical spaces across the campuses to determine where adjustments may be necessary such as installation of plastic shields, distancing of furniture, assessing traffic patterns, and other accommodations. 

As on-site staffing and student populations increase, officials will closely monitor and assess the potential spread of the virus and existing policies and procedures. If localized outbreaks emerge, tighter restrictions may be put in place and limitations to staff and students on campus may be re-implemented.  

Because our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 continue to evolve, our policies and plans will be updated as appropriate and as more information becomes available. Please understand these policies and procedures do not ensure safety or protection from COVID-19. These guidelines are in place to provide the safest working and learning environment possible.