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COVID-19: The latest news from Boise State

Updated June 26, 2020

On June 12, Boise State announced updates to its reintegration plan. More information on the reintegration plan, the reintegration committee and the public health guidance which informed the reintegration plan can be found on the coronavirus response web page.

“I understand the personal toll this is taking on our students, our faculty and our staff. We will continue to do all we can to serve our students and our community through this crisis,” – Boise State president Dr. Marlene Tromp

Previous Updates

Update June 26, 2020

Previously, the university was notified of 8 positive or presumed positive COVID-19 test results and multiple, pending tests of symptomatic or exposed members of our campus community. Since that time the university has been notified of approximately 20 additional positive test results with dozens more still pending. Given this increase in infections, the university is extending its facility closure through July 5.

Update June 22, 2020

The university has been notified of eight positive or presumed positive cases of COVID-19 in individuals who have been on campus recently. Due to the increase in campus and community-based cases, Boise State will close campus owned and controlled facilities Tuesday, June 23, through Sunday, June 28. During this time, the only individuals authorized to be in these facilities are security staff and housing administrative staff necessary to assist students who remain in campus housing. No other employees, vendors or contractors – regardless of position, exposure, or test results – are permitted to be on campus during this time. Departments will resume or continue to provide services remotely during this temporary facility closure.

Update May 22, 2020

Boise State announced its current reintegration plan overseen by a campus committee with guidance from public health experts, state and local government officials, and other subject matter experts. The committee will continue to provide more specific information for all areas of the campus community as plans evolve.

Update April 30, 2020

In anticipation of forthcoming changes to the Governor’s stay home order, information is being provided to the campus community regarding the university’s plans to safely scale back up to a fully open campus.

Update April 15, 2020

The university will suspend campus events and summer camps through July 5. University staff members are working with event organizers to reschedule events and to convert planned in-person gatherings into remote events. The university will review public health guidelines and recommendations in early June, and will announce an update on the status of remaining summer events on June 11.

Update April 15, 2020

Governor Brad Little has extended a statewide stay-home order for all Idahoans until April 30. Governor Little and public health officials will evaluate whether certain businesses and services can reopen amended safety protocols in place after April 30.

Update April 3, 2020

In recognition of many Boise State students being adversely impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic – perhaps most significantly by the sudden transition from in-person to remote instruction on March 13 – all undergraduate and graduate students will be allowed to invoke pass/fail grading for their spring 2020 courses.

See this page for archived updates.

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