Pfeiffer University to shift in-person Misenheimer undergraduate classes online for two weeks

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Due to the increase of active COVID-19 cases and the number of students under quarantine, Pfeiffer University, under the guidance of the Stanly County Health Department, Atrium Health, and Pfeiffer University Health Services, will:

  • Shift all in-person Misenheimer classes to online learning for two weeks beginning Monday, September 28.
  • In-person on-campus classes will resume on Monday, October 12.

Current active COVID-19 cases are at 16 on the Misenheimer with 119 students now in quarantine. There are no reports of positive cases on the Albemarle, Charlotte, or Raleigh campuses.

The health and safety of our campus community is our number one priority. We understand that anxieties are on the rise and believe that moving to online learning for two weeks will allow us to reset our community's health and create a safe "bubble" in Misenheimer. This move also creates a consistent learning environment for all students.

  • All residential students are encouraged to remain on campus over this period.
    • Students ARE NOT required to move out of their on-campus residence halls.
    • If a student chooses to leave campus, they must inform their Resident Assistant.
    • Students who choose to leave campus should not return until Monday, October 12.
    • Residence Life will provide additional information via email for students who may be currently off-campus over the weekend.
  • Travel away from campus during these two weeks is highly discouraged.
    • CDC guidance suggests students should avoid extra travel at this time to protect them, their families, and the Pfeiffer community once in-person instruction resumes.
  • Students should inform faculty of any challenges they encounter due to moving to online learning.
    • Resources in technology may be available to assist students during this time.

During this time, dining services will remain fully operational with to-go options only. The Knapp Fitness Center will operate at a 12 person capacity by appointment only.

To prevent the spread of the virus further and to ensure our return to in-person classes, all campus community members must:

  • Wear a mask in all shared public spaces, fully covering your mouth and nose.
  • Maintain six feet of distance between each other.
  • Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitizing solutions often.
  • Monitor your health daily and report symptoms through the LiveSafe Daily Health Questionaire.
  • If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, contact University Health Services at 704-463-3425 or your healthcare provider.

As information becomes available, it will be communicated via university email. Know that as it is determined if a positive case has impacted you, you will be immediately notified.

Stay safe, Falcons!