Colleges opening this Fall semester


Mackenzie Hoffman, Writer

This fall semester, colleges and universities are hoping to open up to in-person learning again. Colleges making a reopening plan are Purdue University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Notre Dame. The West Virginia University President, E. Gorden Gee, says the school cannot afford to wait for a vaccine, and students don’t want to wait for one, either.

CDC guidelines say colleges should work with state and local officials to see how they open. Colleges need to keep common spaces closed, hold smaller classes in larger rooms, and install barriers where it’s hard to keep apart. The only problem would be getting students tested. Small schools will need to hire companies to give tests, while bigger schools have the materials, but not enough.

Colleges and universities opening this fall semester will be different and difficult, but if they follow the CDC guidelines, it should all work out. Some plan to close after Thanksgiving and revert back to online, while others want to stay open as long as possible, so it all just depends on where you want to go.

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