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COVID-19: CT Releases Recommendations For Phased Reopening Of Colleges, Universities

The education committee of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group is recommending a gradual reopening of higher education campuses
The education committee of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group is recommending a gradual reopening of higher education campuses Photo Credit: State of Connecticut

A detailed report containing recommendations for reopening Connecticut colleges and universities is under review by state officials.

The education committee of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group outlined a plan for a gradual reopening of higher education campuses – at the discretion of each institution and depending on health conditions – based on factors detailed in the report, Gov. Ned Lamont said on Wednesday, May 6.

Those guidelines include a gradual reopening of higher education campuses over the summer followed by the reopening of most or all programs in the fall.

"Our colleges and universities are the springboard for so many to launch their careers, and they are an economic engine of the state,” Lamont said. “And of course it can’t go without saying that Connecticut’s great research universities are working to help bring an end to the current pandemic. 

"Given the heterogeneity of our colleges and universities, one size won’t fit all, which is why we need carefully tailored guidelines for differing parts of this sector. This framework to reopen our higher education institutions is a vital component of our overall plan to reopen Connecticut.”

You can view the plan here.

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