“While many questions remain, I am confident we can open on time as a residential university, and operate in a way that reduces the risks to our community’s health”
Like other schools, there will be a number of new policies to protect students and staff.
ABC 6 in Philadelphia reports:
Temple University unveils plans for students to return for fall classes
Temple University has unveiled its plans to bring back students for the fall semester.
In a letter to the community, President Richard Englert laid out the phased approach to reopening.
The fall semester is set to begin on August 24. There will be blended learning, with classes being taught both in person and virtually.
“While many questions remain, I am confident we can open on time as a residential university, and operate in a way that reduces the risks to our community’s health while continuing to offer quality educational experiences to our students,” Englert said.
The university is preparing a complete employee guide that will include personal health and safety information as well as instructions for faculty and staff requiring accommodations.
He said the community must practice these four public health pillars of face coverings, hand washing, social distancing, and monitoring your own health.
Temple will have masks available for those who don’t have and for those visiting campus. There will also be hand sanitizer stations throughout the campus.
The university is currently in Phase 1 of its reopening plan. The school has installed plexiglass shields at reception areas and is removing seats from public spaces.
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