Salisbury University has announced the campus is expected to return to near fully in-person operations for the Fall 2021 semester, according to an email from the university’s President’s Office.
Nearly all classes are expected to be delivered via in-person formats with most faculty and staff resuming in-person activities.
“Thanks to our dedicated students and employees, SU is in a better position to move to this level than many of our peers,” the email read.
Some classes are expected to still require hybrid modalities and reduced densities, while frequent testing and social distancing protocols are likely to remain in effect as well as face masking, the email continued.
The email cited SU’s success in already having over 50% of its courses with in-person elements as well as the expectation that most Americans will be vaccinated by July.
SU has not issued a requirement for campus community members to receive the vaccine.
The university currently boasts the second largest on-campus student population in the entire University System of Maryland, per SU's Public Relations Office.
“The willingness of our campus community to follow safety protocols and participate in regular COVID-19 testing has allowed this and is the reason we are able to plan for a more 'normal' fall semester,” the email read.
Updates will be made as more information becomes available on SU’s fall semester plans.
By JAKOB TODD
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