3News’ January Keaton spoke with Kent State College’s Manfred Van Dulmen in regards to the robust highway forward.
KENT, Ohio — Spring programs have simply gotten again into full swing at Kent State College in Kent, Ohio, however that is not stopping directors from looking forward to the autumn semester, and even 2022.
3News’ January Keaton spoke with Kent State’s Chair of the Pandemic Management Committee, Manfred Van Dulmen, about how the college plans to teach and defend college students within the coming faculty yr.
“We definitely will enhance the variety of in-person courses on campus in comparison with what it’s been this yr,” Van Dulmen mentioned.
Van Dulmen says that Kent State plans to return to dormitories with two college students per room, and conduct weekly testing at every residence corridor to observe COVID-19 carefully.
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Earlier this week, Kent State College President, Todd Diacon, launched a letter to workers and college students discussing the plans for the 2021-22 faculty yr, which he says are nonetheless a piece in progress.
“Our objective is to strategy a extra regular stage of operations within the fall semester with extra in-person alternatives for residing, studying and dealing. At the same time as we strategy regular within the fall, we all know that important variations generated by the pandemic will stay,” Diacon wrote.
The KSU president additionally mentioned that college students will most definitely be again to in-person courses greater than virtual-lessons, in addition to the return of different packages which have gone away from COVID-19.
“You’ll be able to count on examine overseas packages to recommence, though with fewer college students,” mentioned President Diacon. “We are going to do our greatest to make sure that all college students have extra alternatives for in-person studying, as we all know that is necessary for a lot of of our college students.”
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At the moment, KSU is boasting a 1% COVID-19 positivity price, effectively under the World Well being Group’s acceptable positivity price threshold of 5%.
Directors additionally hope to begin the vaccination of scholars and professors within the coming months, with a particular program referred to as “Flash Your Arm.”
“We’re on this collectively, and collectively, we’ll make Kent State a fair higher place to be taught, stay and develop.”
Fall semester at KSU begins on August 26.