Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus and the public health recommendations that come with it, we have reached the only responsible decision and course of action available: Arizona State University’s 2020 spring commencement will move to a virtual, online ceremony. This non-invasive test takes about 15 minutes, and you’ll have the results in less than 48 hours. We ask that you please take a moment to review this update. guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Devils Prospects: Beach volleyball recruit uses faith to give to community, Previewing ASU men's basketball's season-opening opponent Rhode Island, New public art installation blends technology, light and design, Five conversation starters to help you avoid Thanksgiving drama, Tempe officials say city is within goal range for water use but could do better, Students adjust travel plans, reflect on decisions to move to Tempe, ASU community passes 3,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases since Aug. 1, Biodesign Institute wins statewide innovation award for COVID-19 tests, Epidemiology, economy professors fear both lockdowns and COVID-19 spread. Although the SDFC is closed and has not released any plans for reopening, ASU is still charging students its $25 recreation fee for use of its programs and services. Testing already has been available at no charge to any student or employee who needs it. There is great energy at the university — students, faculty and staff are excited to be back; students are thankful to have the choice and flexibility that we’ve offered through ASU Sync; and students are optimistic about the future despite the ongoing global pandemic. I know there has been and will continue to be interest in this number. We know these are unprecedented times and we appreciate the work you do on behalf of ASU. Visit this link for the official CDC page for information about COVID-19 for travelers. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has the most up-to-date information about the status of the Novel Coronavirus in the US. We expect that these initiatives will serve about 2,000 additional students. If you are an employee, you must communicate your circumstances to your immediate supervisor. So, let’s do that. All rights reserved. If you’re one of those who will be flying home for the holidays, Arizona State University is offering tips so you can travel as safely as possible and return to ASU healthy for the spring semester. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This includes teaching in a variety of formats, welcoming students to campus and supporting the on-campus experience, continuing our research mission and operating the university overall in a manner that allows us to fulfill our charter and back our community under current health conditions. The daily health check is an additional safeguard ASU has implemented to stem the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings will also be required in outdoor community spaces where social distancing isn’t possible. Any student living in university housing will be required to be tested – and cleared – for COVID-19 with a PCR test before moving into their campus housing. It’s a team effort, and all of you have contributed immensely. The remainder of our employees continue to work on campus because they perform critical roles necessary to keep the university operational and secure. Overall, we estimate that this plan will help around 14,000 students including those eligible for Pell Grants and other need-based aid. According to the White House's guidelines, as soon as states begin to see a decrease in reported symptoms, tests with positive results and an increase in hospital capacity, they are allowed to slowly open businesses and hold social gatherings following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.