University of St. Thomas to reopen campus June 15

The school will aim to fully reopen by Aug. 15.
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The University of St. Thomas will begin reopening its campus next week with the hope of fully reopening by August.

According to the school’s student newspaper, TommieMedia, President Julie Sullivan told the campus community in an email Monday that campus would open June 15 with a full reopening Aug. 15.

As part of the University of St. Thomas’s COVID-19 plan, anyone on campus is required to wear a face mask indoors. Temperatures will also be taken twice daily, and anyone who feels sick is expected to stay home.

The plan, which is still open to public comment, also lays guidelines for students living on campus. Move-in for on-campus residences will also be staggered to allow people to limit contact.

On Friday, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced her intention to reopen campus for fall semester with social distancing measures in place. The university will stagger classes and take advantage of evenings and Saturdays to help promote distancing.

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University of Minnesota residence halls and dining facilities would also open under Gabel’s plan. In-person classes would end by Thanksgiving break, with classes either following an accelerated track or moving to online classes.

This move is intended to prevent students from traveling during the break and potentially exposing students to the virus back on campus when the return.

Gabel’s recommendation will be discussed by the Board of Regents later in the week. 

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