If students have questions about the reopening plan or the knowing approval agreement, students are encouraged to contact President Dean`s office by email as soon as possible. Students have until Friday, July 24 to approve or reject the approval agreement knowingly. The University of New Hampshire is asking students to sign an informed approval agreement before arriving in the fall for classes on campus, although some students say they want more information from the university before signing. All students must sign an information form if they intend to return to campus. It recognizes the expectations we expect individuals to participate in the social and hygienic practices that we have considered important. Informed consent is not equivalent to a disclaimer. It is an awareness that a student understands what is expected and that it is their individual responsibility to follow behavioural and safety practices that we hope will reduce the risk to students, teachers and staff returning to our campuses. Nearly 700 students have now signed a petition requesting an extension when a signed approval agreement is due before arriving in the fall for classes on the UNH campus. The informed consent agreement omits certain protocols that are also listed on the UNH COVID 19 website. Jones says the information agreement is „not the same as an abandonment of responsibility.“ On July 17, UNH students received an e-mail from the school with a „student approval agreement.“ The document asks them to unsubscribe to find out if they want to come to German class on campus in this fall semester or learn from a distance. The approval agreement also contains several new guidelines for campus activities, such as. (b) the requirement that everyone wear a facial disguise during classes or in other common areas and that all students, teachers and staff must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before arriving on campus for the fall semester. It is also said that all members of the school community „will be subjected to regular COVID 19 tests.“ In the face of growing student criticism of President James W.
Dean Jr. and Provost Wayne Jones, administrators extended the deadline to July 31 and scheduled an online city hall meeting on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m..m to answer questions from students and community members about the agreement. „Based on audits by the CDC and other public health experts in the federal and federal states, we believe that social renunciation and other safe practices can significantly reduce the risk of viral infection. The authorization form informed that students who wish to return to campus are invited to sign, recognizes the expectations we expect individuals to participate in the social and hygienic practices that we have identified as important on all our campuses (Plymouth State University, University of New Hampshire, Keene State College and Granite State College).