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Daemen College to hold class on campus this fall

Posted at 4:53 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 16:53:02-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Daemen College will hold class on campus this fall with some "social distancing mechanisms."

In a letter to Daemen College students, faculty and staff, President Gary Olson said they are fully prepared to meet the standards and requirements that will allow them to welcome community members back to campus safely, albeit somewhat differently from in the past.

Olson said that people being back on campus, until there is a vaccine or other treatments, will require some social distancing mechanisms for academic and co-curricular activities.

There will be some combination of screening and/or testing of community members before returning to campus, limiting the amount of people in the residence halls, limiting the use of technology to support the academic experience, and other similar measures.

The college will provide community members with a “welcome back kit” when they return, and it will include masks that will need to be worn around campus.

Olson added that the College remains committed to two key priorities: getting people back on campus safely this fall so students can begin, continue, or complete their degree, and protecting full employment of faculty and staff as long as possible.