Chestnut Hill College has announced that it plans to fully re-open its campus with in-person, on-campus learning for the Fall 2021 semester, scheduled to start in late August.
Under the leadership of its COVID-19 Task Force, the College’s decision follows a comprehensive review of the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on large group gatherings and the distribution of vaccinations.
Sister Carol Jean Vale, President of the College, has been encouraged by health experts and scientists’ ‘tremendous progress’ and feels confident the college can reopen safely, prioritizing the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff, while staying flexible for any future virus reoccurrences.
“We are looking forward to having everyone back on campus together to experience the full spirit of Chestnut Hill College,” said Vale. “Our students, faculty, and staff have shown great strength and resilience as we navigated the challenges of the pandemic. I’m confident that they will continue to act responsibly to keep our community healthy and safe.”
The College partially reopened for the spring 2021 semester, using a low-density hybrid model with both in-person and online instruction.
Students on campus have followed a series of new health and safety protocols that includes testing, social distancing and restricted gathering sizes in classrooms and on campus.
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