The president at Central Michigan University has announced plans to reopen the main campus and others this fall.

In the midst of almost everything being closed right now, college students that are wanting to get back in a classroom have something to look forward to now. Central Michigan University's president, Dr. Bob Davis, announced on Monday that the university intends to reopen its' campuses. Starting this fall for the 2020-2021 academic year, Central Michigan University's main campus and its' satellite locations will return to face-to-face instruction.

Central Michigan's Emergency Management work group is working on a strategic, phased plan for classes with two primary objectives. The first is to protect the health and safety of every member of the university community and the second is to provide exceptional learning opportunities for students in and out of the classroom. 

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To prepare for the upcoming academic year, the university already has several new ways to keep it as safe as possible for all at CMU. Those include the follow:

  • Social distancing guidelines will remain on the campuses
  • Residence hall occupancy rates will be reduced
  • Isolation and quarantine areas will be established for those showing signs of COVID-19
  • Dining practices will be updated to provide safe food service
  • New cleaning and disinfecting practices will be adopted
  • and more...

The university is working with academic leaders and local and state health officials to make sure that the classrooms, labs, and other venues have a safe layout for the students as well. Central Michigan University will also be implementing a phased return for employees. To see more about the changes, click here. 

Source: Central Michigan University