Halloween 2020

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Fall Communication Email #1

Welcome to the midpoint of the semester - you're halfway there!

This is a time to take care of yourself and other members of the Pack.

In an effort to keep us all connected, the University will communicate with you through a series of messages over the next several weeks – all focusing on safe social gatherings.  We’ve learned a lot and we want you to enjoy Halloween while realizing there isn’t a ‘day off’ from following universal COVID-19 precautions.

It’s just critical that you wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, follow the UConn Promise.. and have fun.

The uKindness site is already filling up with events to celebrate Halloween safely.  Check it often and let us know if you are planning activities through your organization that we can help promote.

The University wants to remind you of the Governor’s Orders and specific Halloween guidance from The Department of Public Health (DPH) regarding private gatherings, specifically are limited to no more than 25 people indoors and no more than 150 people outdoors.  There are real health risks – and consequences- to hosting events that violate those orders.  Hosting and attending a non-compliant gathering –whether on campus or off- can result in a $500 fine per the Governor’s Orders and disciplinary action from the University.

With that in mind, we are grateful to Connecticut State Police and the UConn Police Department and their commitment to keeping the Mansfield community safe and enforcing the Governor’s orders.  Anyone may refer a behavioral concern to the University.  Referrals made to the University will be taken seriously and reviewed for potential violations of the Student Code.  Particularly given our current public health emergency, the University is focused upon ”endangering behaviors” (which includes, but is not limited to, conduct that threatens or jeopardizes the health and safety of any person including one’s self). When necessary, the University may restrict your access to campus while the matter is under review.

Let's do our part to protect the health and safety of our community.

It’s natural to want to share time together with friends, let’s do it in a safe way to protect UConn Nation.

Working together, we can keep each other safe.

Joseph P. Briody, Ph.D.

Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
& Director of Student Activities
University of Connecticut

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