Nazareth College says it's planning fall semester with in-person classes

Updated: May 19, 2020 07:32 PM
Created: May 18, 2020 08:39 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Nazareth College says it's planning for an on-campus college experience for the fall semester with in-person classes.

A statement from the school says they have multiple teams looking into it.

Protocols will be in place to protect the health and safety of students, employees and the larger community due to the coronavirus pandemic, including:

  • Isolating any student that tests positive.
  • Cutting out one-way traffic in hallways.
  • Having students wipe down seats after class.
  • Plans to purchase masks for everyone on campus.
  • Eliminating self-service areas like salad bars from dining halls.

The school also plans to have all staff and students enter information into an app each day to determine if they need to be evaluated.

News10NBC spoke with Nazareth College President Daan Braveman about the decision to reopen.

"Students don't want to spend their college years sitting at a kitchen table taking courses online," Braveman said. "They want an opportunity to be on campuses, they want an opportunity to interact with other people, they want to do the extracurricular stuff."

Last week, RIT's president told News10NBC the university is also considering some in-person classes.

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