Denver Newsroom, May 19, 2020 / 23:47 pm
The University of Notre Dame announced this week that students will return to campus in the fall, with the semester starting two weeks earlier than usual and no fall break in order to complete the semester by Thanksgiving.
In addition to social distancing and mask requirements, the plan will include "comprehensive testing for COVID-19" and "enhanced cleaning of all campus spaces," university president Father John Jenkins said in a May 18 announcement.
"Bringing our students back is in effect assembling a small city of people from many parts of the nation and the world, who may bring with them pathogens to which they have been exposed. We recognize the challenge, but we believe it is one we can meet," Jenkins said.
Teachers have been asked to prepare to offer their courses both in person and online, so that students who are sick or quarantined can continue to participate, he continued.