"Colleges this fall and this summer will not look the same as they did last year," Secretary of the Department of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis said during a press briefing Wednesday afternoon.
We know many students prefer learning in-person, particularly those experiencing hardship. The health and safety of the entire campus community of individuals – regardless of their age, race, ethnicity or zip code – must be prioritized to ensure an equitable restart across NJ!— NJ Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (@NJHigherEd) June 17, 2020
The guidance focuses on 10 key areas on-campus life: instruction, housing, computer labs, libraries, research and labs, student services, transportation, dining, study abroad, and athletics.
.@NJHigherEd guidance focuses on 10 key areas of on-campus life:— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 17, 2020
🔬Research and labs
"The health of everyone on campus is critical to the overall public health of our state," Governor Phil Murphy said.
Institutional plans must outline a phased approach that complies with the higher education guidance, in addition to all relevant federal and state requirements.
Colleges and universities must submit their restart plans to the Department of Higher Education at least 14 days before any staff or students return to campus. These plans will be reviewed in coordination and consolation with the Department of Health.
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