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Viterbo students will return to campus this fall

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Viterbo University announced that students will be required to wear masks in public spaces when the semester starts in August.

Currently, the university plans to enforce the mask rule by hiring student health ambassadors to remind others to wear masks when in class or other public settings.

Masks will not be required in private office or private dorm rooms.

"We need to have systems to deal with it,"Viterbo University President Glena Temple said. "We have to have consequences if people… not just for masks…. but other dangerous behavior while we're facing a pandemic. We still have some of those details to work out. I think we would all like to approach it from an educational supportive place rather than a very rigid accusatory place."

The college plans to spread out seating six-feet-apart and limit class sizes to fewer than 50 students.

Resident halls will open with more single rooms available.

Every study abroad trip this semester is cancelled.

GET MORE: Additional details of Viterbo's plans

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