Cedar Rapids (KWWL) -- Mount Mercy University officials announced plans to bring students back to campus this fall with safety measures in place.
In-person and blended/hybrid classes will be offered.
With the hybrid model, some students attend class on one day while others participate virtually.
Officials say this approach allows the classes to be fully remote, if necessary.
"The health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority, and the hybrid model facilitates maximum flexibility, allowing students to take classes in-person or online, " said Dr. Tim Laurent, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
The classes are also a way to promote social distancing and accommodate students who feel more comfortable taking classes online.
Mount Mercy University's fall plan also includes a return to on-campus housing, student activities and athletics.
The plan follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and national, state and local health officials.