Washita Valley Weekly

Volume 18 Issue 6 • August 5, 2020 • Offices: 920 S.4th - Chickasha, OK • wvshopper@att.net • Phone: 405-224-7467 • Fax: 405-224-7469 • www.ChickashaToday.com FREE! Take One PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. Postage Paid Chickasha, Oklahoma Permit No. 8 Chickasha 1928 S. 4th 405-224-6700 (North of Taco Mayo in Southland Shopping Center) RAPID COVID 19 TEST Get Results Before You Leave! We can see you in the comfort of your own car. • Luxury Living • Adults Only One Bedroom Apartments Full Kitchen Washer/Dryer $595/month Call for Details 415-501 W. Country Club Road Chickasha 405.222.1300 C hiCkasha G arden C ottaGe a partments 1 Carat Diamond Solitaire $4999 Carats for Her! 24 month 0 interest Financing 405-224-4750 or 580-252-5553 Bingaman Law Office SAM C. (VAN) BINGAMAN Attorney At Law BANKRUPTCY • CRIMINAL • DUI • DIVORCE Family • Child Support • Juvenile • Trial • Personal Injury • Wills • Trust Guardianship • Bankruptcy • Adoption • Probate • Real Estate 127 Chickasha Ave - 222-4646 Veteran’s Discount Freeman’s Appliance 5199 North Hwy 81 - Duncan - 580-255-2676 J & J Appliance 5165 North Hwy 81 - Duncan - 580-475-0155 See Us for Appliance Sales & Service Scratch & Dent Sale Save on Major Appliances! Small Dent - Big Savings! Next Door to Freeman’s USAO Fall 2020 Reopening plan includes in-person classes in the fall semester.  Classes at USAO will begin Monday, August 17. Orientation will be on Friday, August 14. Plans reflect and revolve around how the campus, stu- dents, instructors and staff may be affected by the everchanging COVID-19 pandemic in the area.  The school will follow CDC recommendations and will make adjustments as the need arises.  The facilities have been closed for the summer and the buildings will continue to be closed to the public and require staff and students to wear masks inside and outside where social distancing cannot occur.  University administrative departments will reopen for regular hours of operation on August 3, 2020. Regular hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Offices are expected to be open to provide services both by appointment and walk in. Offices will be open for walk-ins Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. Appointments are encouraged. Departments that primarily house academic programs will reopen August 14, 2020. Virtual meet- ings are strongly encouraged where possible.  To ensure social distancing, academic classroom usage has been adjusted for reduced capacity. There will be an increase in hybrid courses, online courses and other innovations to accommodate the reduced on-campus classroom capacity. Students can check MyUSAO.edu August 3 for any changes to their class sched- ule.  Seating plans for classrooms, labs and confer- ence rooms are being developed to provide de- densification and social distancing.  The University will provide increased clean- ing and sanitizing of frequently used facilities and common areas, including elevators, restrooms, classrooms and other high-traffic spaces with the use of approved cleaners that meet CDC guidelines for disinfecting COVID-19.  Plexiglass guards will be placed or installed in offices where individuals interact with the public, students, and employees. Nash Library The library will be available by appointment. Curbside and/or delivery for materi- als is available. The 24-hour lab will still be acces- sible to students and the lower level of the library will remain open. The commut- er lounge will remain open and can be accessed by students who live off campus.  Registrar’s Office Requests for changes to students’ schedules, major/minor changes and enrollment verification requests can be sent to the Registrar’s Office. Unofficial transcripts can be downloaded on MyUSAO.edu and official transcripts can be requested on our website. Appointments for other inquiries and assistance needs can be scheduled by emailing the Registrar.  Student Success Center Tutoring will be available through the Student Suc- See “USAO Fall Semester” on Page 2