Collins Keith | Assistant Campus Editor
The influenza pandemic of 1918 infected around 500 million people across the globe. Studies from the then-Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University, bear some similarities to today's COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to answer all its calls, the Auburn University Med Clinic has had to expand the staff working the phone lines with assistance from students.
According to Simon Yendle, University architect, the current chilled water plant in Auburn is aging and inadequate and will be replaced by the new plant.
Josh Greiner, Anna Moates and Bradley Basden make up the first graduating class. While they all went through the same program, they each have different things they want to accomplish after graduation.
Auburn is conducting a pilot test for the Sentinel Testing program that will serve as a precursor for the full launch of the program on Sep. 8.
UPC has planned a mix of virtual and in-person events. In-person events will be held outdoors with pre-entry questions and touchless temperature scanning and check in.
In an email on Wednesday, the University announced that while nearly all students will have to be tested for COVID-19 before classes start, they do not have to receive the test before returning to Auburn.
Dr. Efe Sahinoglu’s clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, uses direct primary care, allowing him to spend more time with individual patients and communicate with them outside appointments, something he says helps during the pandemic.
The renovation will encompass interior upgrades, updates to electrical and mechanical systems and modifications to satisfy conditions set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Students and University employees can expect a COVID-19 contact-tracing app, class recordings, physical distancing in classrooms and policies on face coverings and backup faculty as they return in August.