UNH Will Resume Classes After Spring Break
According to a story from Foster's, UNH will resume classes after Spring break.
Many colleges across New England announced that classes will move online due to COVID-19, but UNH said that on March 23, classes will resume.
The President of the University, James Dean, sent an email to the staff and students to prepare to move classes online, giving the impression that they were going to do so, however, that was not the case.
The Foster's report cited Dean's letter:
Spring break for our Durham and Manchester campuses, which begins this Friday, March 13, will go on as planned. When UNH spring break ends classes will resume Monday, March 23 as scheduled. Residence halls will reopen Sunday, March 22 at 9 a.m. as scheduled. Whether students should return to campus depends on their experiences during Spring Break, as outlined below. For students who are required to self-quarantine off-campus, classes will be available online or via alternative course delivery.
The letter goes on to say that anyone who has traveled outside of North America, including Europe and Asia, anyone who has traveled on a cruise ship or anyone who spent any time in NYC, Seattle or San Francisco must be quarantined for 14 days.
That wasn't the end of the list. The report also cites from Dean's letter, anyone who has been to a place that has announced limited exposure - 14 days quarantined. Any student that has traveled to a state with more than 100 people diagnosed - 14 days quarantined. Any other location that officials add during Spring Break - quarantined for 14 days.
I am more than a little concerned about this. UNH has people in attendance from all over the world. My husband is a Professor at UNH in Durham and my stepson is a Freshman. Maybe I'll send them to campus in a hazmat suit.