“move comes as universities across New England and the country evaluate ways to keep their fall semesters intact”
That’s almost a year away. This is crazy.
Boston University Coronavirus Plan Includes Possible January 2021 Reopening
Boston University may delay reopening its campus until January 2021, the school said in a university news article Friday. The move comes as universities across New England and the country evaluate ways to keep their fall semesters intact while adhering to best practices for public health.
Massachusetts universities shuttered one after another in March as the coronavirus outbreak intensified, cancelling in-person classes and asking students to move out of on-campus housing to stem the virus’ spread. Since then, some schools have begun repurposing facilities to contribute to the state’s response efforts.
Just this week, Northeastern University and Tufts University opened up campus dormitories to house patients, medical professionals and first responders unable or unwilling to return home for fear of infecting their families.
BU’s recovery plan, outlined Thursday by University President Robert A. Brown and spearheaded by five working groups, assesses how the school might resume research, classes, and residential programs in the fall semester.
“We’ve made the big decisions relating to the spring and summer,” Brown said. “We are now in a position to focus on the fall and the best and safest way in which to bring the residential teaching and research community back onto campus when time and public health considerations permit.”
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