UNIVERSITIES BEGIN CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITY OF CANCELLING IN-PERSON CLASSES UNTIL 2021
A number of universities are beginning to consider the possibility that in-person classes may not resume until 2021.
Boston University has already canceled all "in-person summer activities" on its primary campus. But the school's coronavirus recovery plan includes protocols should officials deem it not safe to return in-person for the fall semester, and says classes would continue to be held remotely through the fall semester.
"The Recovery Plan recognizes that if, in the unlikely event that public health officials deem it unsafe to open in the fall of 2020, then the University's contingency plan envisions the need to consider a later in-person return, perhaps in January 2021," the university said in an online statement.
The school will "offer remote learning courses this summer" and it plans to "continue providing the minimal housing and dining services that are currently available."
President Robert A. Brown sounded hopeful that Boston University would allow students to return on the fall -- a "best-case scenario" -- and until then would focus its efforts on finding "the best and safest way" to do that. Jean Morrison, the provost and chief academic officer, told NBC10 Boston that while suspending the fall semester is a possibility, it's not the one they're aiming for. "We're focusing our planning on a fall return to campus," (Read More...)
(This article has not been edited by Ocxee staff and is referred from CNN)