Dongguk University has announced the class operation standards for the second semester of 2021. The class operation standards are as follows. If the 4th level of social distancing is maintained until August 20th, 10 days before the start of the class, the lecture will be held non-face-to-face until the 7th week. After that, classes from the 8th to the 15th week will be announced again on September 24th, the 4th week after the start of the semester. However, if social distancing is relaxed to the 3rd level on August 20th, theoretical lectures, experiments, practice, and practical lectures of less than 30 students will be conducted face-to-face. Theory lectures with more than 30 students will be conducted non-face-to-face. Furthermore, in the case of the 8th week class, theoretical lectures, experiments, practice, and practical lectures of less than 50 students will be conducted face-to-face, and theoretical lectures with more than 50 students will be conducted non-face-to-face.
Currently, various efforts are being made in the school to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The biggest change due to the COVID-19 crisis is the access control to campus buildings. In order to control the access of outsiders, the use of an application called “Dongguk Pass” was activated. Only those with the installed QR code or ID can enter the campus building. In addition, facial recognition body temperature is measured at the time of entry and exit. If the temperature is higher than 37.5 degrees, entry is not allowed.
Despite these efforts, students are still worrying about the COVID-19 infection that may occur on campus because of face-to-face classes. The biggest concerns are that there is a limit to identifying the routes of confirmed patients, and that indiscriminate group infections may occur. As the number of confirmed cases is not decreasing, it seems that additional school guidelines are needed to calm students’ anxiety. Students also need to follow the quarantine rules so that they can keep their health well. It seems big and small efforts are needed to return to the daily life we miss.
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