Herkimer College reopening plan approved by SUNY

Herkimer College has developed a reopening plan for the fall, which was approved by both the State University of New York and endorsed by the board of trustees.

Posted: Jul 8, 2020 4:49 PM

HERKIMER, N.Y. – Herkimer College has developed a reopening plan for the fall, which was approved by both the State University of New York and endorsed by the board of trustees.

The college will gradually allow employees on campus starting in August, while also implementing new safety measures.

In a letter from President Cathleen C. McColgin posted on the school’s website, she says face masks will be required in all common areas, and social distancing protocols will be in place.

Employees and campus visitors will be screened for coronavirus symptoms as well. Visitors will also be asked to provide contact information in case someone needs to reach out to them for contact tracing purposes.

McColgin says the sizes of in-person classes and laboratory courses will be reduced to allow for social distancing. Students will also be required to use safety glasses, gloves and disposable coats during lab classes.

Housing changes have also been made, allowing only one student per bedroom. Visitors will also be limited to family only in the residence halls.

For more information on the plan, visit: herkimer.edu.

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