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Glen Oaks shares reopening plans for fall semester with students

With the fall semester only weeks away, Glen Oaks Community College shared its Preparedness Plan for Campus Reopening with students earlier this week.

“The plan reflects guidelines and expectations for the main campus, said Dr. David Devier, Glen Oaks president. “The health and safety of every member of the Glen Oaks community is our top priority. The plan may change per mandates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), federal and state governments, and our local health department.”

Although some class sections are expected to remain face-to-face, with a reduced maximum capacity to allow for social distancing, some class sections have been converted to a hybrid (face-to-face and online) format. A small number of sections have been converted to fully online instruction.

Some lab classes will only meet for the lab portion of the class while completing other instruction online.

The plan also shares campus protocols and guidelines for sanitization and disinfection, social distancing, and preventing the spread, as well as protocols for confirmed cases, high-risk exposure or symptoms of COVID-19.

While the college is taking as many precautions as possible, students are asked to consider the risks associated with attending class on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and encouraged to make the most appropriate choices in course selections according to their individual situations.

Glen Oaks will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and follow guidelines and monitor the situation. Students will be notified immediate of any changes to the class schedule, programming, campus operations, etc., via Viking email and glenoaks.edu/coronavirus.