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Changes made amidst pandemic

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The Corona Virus has affected all lives, including the lives of students and staff on Doane University’s Crete campus. 

Many guidelines have been put in place to keep everyone safe during these times. The library has made many changes to better suit the well-being of students. 

The library entrance will now be through the 24/7 lab and everyone will need their ID in order to enter. From now on, if you need help from Tiger Tech, the Writing Center or a librarian, you will need to make an appointment online ahead of time. 

The study rooms, as well as the lower level of the Learning Commons, are now closed. On the main level of the Learning Commons, you will not be allowed to move furniture around in order to gather for group work because social distancing is still in order. Food or drink will not be allowed, but water bottles are permitted as long as you keep your mask on except to drink.

The athletic facilities have put many guidelines in place for athletes, as well as anyone else who intends to work out. 

Masks will be required in the athletic training room and the locker room. However, masks are not required for students when they are at practice, games and competitions, weight rooms and the fitness center at this point. 

There are also new requirements from the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).There will be daily screenings for all of the athletes. An app called Campus Clear will soon be available for athletes to do daily screenings, along with an infrared camera.

The Doane Safety Office hasn’t changed their operations except for a small number of minor adjustments. They are only letting certain people into buildings in order to decrease the amount of people in certain areas. The staff of Doane Safety will also be wearing masks at all times.