COVID Fall Reversals

COVID-19 roundup: New York colleges hit brakes on in-person learning; big-time football games sidelined

Syracuse, Hilbert and Niagara among New York private colleges to abandon in-person learning earlier than planned. Outbreaks disrupt college football schedule and start to basketball season.

Pressure mounts on many colleges to move classes online

The incidents at UNC Chapel Hill and Notre Dame are unlikely to dissuade some college leaders from holding classes on campus.

UNC Chapel Hill sends students home and turns to remote instruction

They came. They saw. They clustered. Now, a week after starting classes at UNC Chapel Hill, undergraduates are being sent home as coronavirus spreads on campus.

Colleges walk back fall reopening plans and opt for online-only instruction

Hundreds of colleges announced early this summer they would be reopening for in-person instruction this fall. As start dates near, many backtrack, citing a worsening health crisis.

COVID-19 Roundup: UNC holds firm on reopening; Hopkins and UMass pivot; Syracuse suspends nondistancing students

Chapel Hill rebuffs recommendations from county health officials to at least delay bringing students back to campus. Syracuse suspends students who didn't social distance. Hopkins and UMass pull back on the fall.

Colleges reverse decisions to open in person

COVID-19 spread prompts many colleges to reverse plans to bring students back to their physical campuses.

COVID-19 roundup: NYT counts the campus cases, college staff worries, more fall changes

New York Times identifies 6,300 COVID-19 cases linked to 270 colleges, including 14 deaths. Survey finds college staff members wanting more communication from their leaders. And more decisions about campus reopenings (or not).

COVID-19 roundup: As cases spike, more colleges will end semester virtually

Another half dozen institutions shift to virtual learning as coronavirus cases spike around them.

COVID-19 roundup: Colleges embrace various kinds of quarantine

Several universities impose campuswide stay-in-place orders, some of which are just "recommended," while other colleges limit movement of groups of students on campus and off.

COVID-19 roundup: isolation capacity constraints, staff layoffs, spring plans and student parties

Colleges temporarily suspend in-person classes, San Francisco State lays off staff, colleges begin to announce spring plans, some students party on and a college suspends its wrestling program.

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