University of Minnesota Morris Chancellor Michelle Behr. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

University of Minnesota Morris Chancellor Michelle Behr told the KMRS Community Connection that the campus has taken a number of steps to meet safety guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, including the reconfiguring of classroom seating to allow for proper social distancing. Behr said the college did get some government assistance to help pay for those efforts.

“There was CARES funding earlier in the year. It came in the spring,” said Behr. “And about half of that money was direct money that we distributed to students who had COVID-related expenses that they could document. And the other half we have used to help pay for some of the expenses that we’ve had on campus.”

About 20 percent of students on the campus are taking their classes completely online.

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