“We can’t simply send students home and shift to remote learning every time this happens.”
She has a point. Like small businesses, there is only so long schools can be shut down before there is nothing left to return to.
The Hill reports:
Brown University president says reopening campuses in the fall should be ‘national priority’
The president of Brown University said the reopening of college campuses in the fall should be a national priority.
Brown University President Christina Paxson said campuses must reopen because of the barriers placed on students attempting remote learning. She stressed higher education is crucial to the U.S. economy.
“The reopening of college and university campuses in the fall should be a national priority. Institutions should develop public health plans now that build on three basic elements of controlling the spread of infection: test, trace and separate,” Paxson wrote in an op-ed published in The New York Times Sunday.
Paxson said plans must be developed on “the reality” that there will be resurgences of COVID-19 infections until a vaccine is developed.
“We can’t simply send students home and shift to remote learning every time this happens. Colleges and universities must be able to safely handle the possibility of infection on campus while maintaining the continuity of their core academic functions,” she wrote.
Paxson said she is “cautiously optimistic” campuses can reopen in the fall, but “only if careful planning is done now.”
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