Knox’s culture of shared responsibility and care for our community will be more important than ever this fall. The continuing COVID-19 pandemic requires us to develop very new ways of being Knox: new ways of teaching and learning, new schedules for arrival on campus, new protocols to help address health risks, and new rules for how we live together, participate in student activities and athletics, and an increased emphasis on our shared responsibility of protecting every member of our community.
Knox Together is the College’s comprehensive plan for protecting the health and wellness of our entire community as we begin to return to campus this fall. The plan includes information on:
This plan was created based on lengthy and thoughtful input from faculty, students, and staff across the College. Our goal: to preserve what is special about living and learning together and to find new ways to continue the close collaboration between faculty and students that is a hallmark of a Knox education even in this unprecedented time.
Because our top priority is protecting our community, Knox Together will be an ever-evolving work in progress. We will monitor conditions on campus, in Galesburg, in Illinois, and across the U.S. on a daily basis and are ready to implement more aggressive measures to control the spread of COVID-19 as they are warranted. Please check this site and your inbox for the latest updates.
Knox is a proudly inclusive community made of people from many nations, from many backgrounds, and with many points of view. This will only be an advantage as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19: We care about one another, we feel responsible for one another, and we are ready to work together to ensure we are all protected.