5 snapshots of campus life during the COVID-era

The key to completing the fall semester will be holding community COVID infections down.
By: | August 25, 2020
In Texas, a San Jacinto College student receives her degree during a drive-up graduation ceremony this summer.In Texas, a San Jacinto College student receives her degree during a drive-up graduation ceremony this summer.

The key to completing the fall semester at the University of New Haven—and at colleges across the nation—will be holding community COVID infections down.

Even though Connecticut maintained one of the lowest transmission rates in the nation throughout the summer, keeping students on campus still requires strict adherence to all safety precautions, says Summer McGee, the dean of the School of Health Sciences who is overseeing the university’s reopening as its COVID-19 coordinator.

“With a high level of compliance with mask-wearing and physical distancing, combined with testing, I’m cautiously optimistic we’ll be able to get through the fall semester,” McGee says. “We have to make sure everybody remains vigilant.”

Here are some snapshots of how efforts to prevent COVID outbreaks will alter campus life across the country in 2020-21:

  1. Self-assessing symptoms at the University Central Florida
  2. ‘The semester is in their hands’ at the University of New Haven
  3. Foodservice flexibility at the University of Rochester
  4. Research recovers by mid-summer
  5. Digital literacy during COVID