Mount Pleasant, Ia – A phased-in process to reopen the campus of Iowa Wesleyan will take into consideration any standing Henry County restrictions per the Governor’s proclamations, CDC and local health officials’ recommendations, COVID-19 data for Henry County, and federal guidelines, according to a news release from the university. The first phase is expected to begin on or around June 1.
IW President Chris Plunkett said, “A phased reopening will allow IW to gradually acclimate to modified behaviors and new health protocols before finalizing our intended plans for when students arrive on campus in August.”
The first three phases will provide a gradual return to campus for the employees. Public access to the campus is expected to begin in phase three with pre-scheduled public events being considered on a case-by-case basis and following the group size limitations then in place. Event attendees will be required to wear masks outside of the event venue. Full public access to the campus will be considered in phase four.
On May 11, Iowa Wesleyan University announced its plan to resume in-person, campus-based learning and living this fall.