Alice Lloyd College joins other colleges in releasing fall semester plans
Plans include masks, Plexiglas, and hand sanitizer
PIPPA PASSES, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with Alice Lloyd College released their plan to return to in-person classes this fall, Tuesday morning.
”We’ve been meeting weekly on campus with the back to school task force since the end of March. So we’re going on five months of plans and preparation,” said Jim Stepp, Executive Vice President at Alice Lloyd.
In a news release, we’re told students can return to campus for a condensed semester starting August 15th. Classes will begin on August 18th and end before Thanksgiving.
”We’ve made plans and with every plan, we have made some contingencies but, we’re prepared,” said Stepp.
As part of the plan, students, faculty, and staff will have to wear face coverings where social distancing is not feasible and practice good hygiene. Classrooms will also be cleaned twice each day.
”We have to be serious on our campus to watch out for the most vulnerable among us,” said Stepp. ”We think that general response whether students, faculty, and staff we want to be good citizens whether we personally feel were doing okay and won’t be affected by this because were in good health, we’re looking out for everybody else.”
Campus housing will be open, but overnight visitors are not allowed until further notice. Common spaces inside the buildings will be cleaned often.
”We are prepared for not if but when you have positive cases. Working with local health department contact tracing will take place. We have areas in place if students need to self isolate that we’ve identified. They can go home if they feel that’s better but, we will have places here,” said Stepp.
Foodservice will be available and operating hours will be extended to accommodate for busier times of the day to avoid large crowds.
You can find a full copy of the reopening plan at www.alc.edu/covid19.
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