What should I do if a student or multiple students in my class cannot attend due to illness?

Instructors are encouraged to offer flexibility to complete coursework and assignments if students miss class due to illness. If multiple students in a course section must miss class concurrently due to illness, every effort should be made to avoid a disruption to in-person instruction. Instructors should work with their department, school and college to explore ways to provide students who cannot attend class meetings access to course materials and activities. Any interruption of in-person instruction should be temporary and brief. Decisions to offer flexibility in meeting course expectations during an illness and subsequent absence from class should reflect the individual situation of the student, as well as the legitimate academic demands of the class and its intended learning outcomes.