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Laurentian releases phased ‘return to campus’ plan

Dates of each phase are subject to change based on government directives

Laurentian University has released its phased “return to campus” plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A press release from the university said the plan provides flexibility to adapt and comply with public health and government protocols. 

Each phase outlined on a web page allows units to permit students and employees to have a gradual, rotational, and periodic presence on campus. The dates of each phase are subject to change depending on directives from government or public health authorities.  

Ensuring the health and safety of the campus community is paramount, and meeting physical distancing requirements is critical, said the press release.

Plan highlights

  • Less than one per cent of courses will be on campus
  • Research on campus has begun as of June 8 and graduate students have returned to campus to continue major projects
  • Face-to-face courses are being adapted to leverage online tools. More online and remote delivery courses are available to students, providing increased flexibility in learning.
  • On campus services continue to be provided via remote delivery, allowing students to access these services in more flexible and adaptive ways. They are also being modified to follow government protocols through physical distancing, use of personal protective equipment, and online experiences
  • Residences will be open in the fall and will have single occupants in double rooms
Read more about the plan online here.