The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted campus life like no other event before it. Some campuses closed completely, others were partially open.
Organizations of every kind, particularly higher education campuses, were forced to navigate and adjust to several changes throughout 2020.
Even as the Biden administration has begun pushing for the next recovery package, educators are still sorting out the details of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, otherwise known as "CARES Act 2."
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership at the private college began exploring how they could safely resume on-campus classes in the fall of 2020 and maintain operations should isolated parts of the community contract COVID-19.
The COVID pandemic has changed how we educate young people in this country.
- By Kevin Brown, Alok Jain
Last week, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill set to take effect on April 10 that revokes the statewide mask mandate. On the campus of Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, however, wearing masks will still be required through the end of the Spring 2021 semester.
According to data recently released by the state of Michigan, K-12 schools are the leading site of COVID outbreaks in the state. However, state and school officials caution that these statistics can be misleading.
Duquesne University, located in Pittsburgh, Pa., announced this week that it will resume a “full, on-campus learning environment and regular student life operations” for the fall semester. During the summer, it will integrate faculty and staff back into offices and buildings and make any updates to campus necessary to optimize health and safety practices.
The University of California, Davis is offering its students a monetary incentive to stay home for spring break. Students who opt for a quiet “staycation” over a more traditional college spring break experience will receive $75 in gift cards. The offer comes as the U.S. approaches the one-year anniversary of coronavirus-related shutdowns and restrictions all around the country.
Following Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that he was revoking the statewide mask mandate the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has updated its public health guidelines for state schools.