Following New York State Department of Health guidelines and recommended best practices from public health and higher education industry experts, Medaille College has updated its plans to hold classes on its Buffalo and Rochester campuses for the fall 2020 semester. The latest version of the Restart Medaille plan continues to account for all areas of an on-campus college experience, from academics and athletics to residential living and dining services, while taking every possible precaution to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.
“Our top priority continues to be preserving the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and their families, while keeping our students on the path to meeting their graduation and career goals,” says Medaille College President Dr. Kenneth M. Macur. “This concern, along with directives from government and health authorities, led our decision-making regarding the reopening of our campuses. We are committed to utilizing tactics that assist us in keeping a rich, personalized education at the forefront at Medaille, and we have designed the fall semester to give students optimum flexibility. We are counting on all faculty, staff and students to do their part to help make the campus be safe and feel safe.”
Every class will be live streamed and will allow for real-time engagement by both in-person and remote learners. Students, faculty and staff will be provided with face masks, as face coverings, social distancing, screening, tracing and sanitation protocols will be enforced at the College.
Medaille’s full restart plan can be viewed at medaille.edu/restart. These response plans are dynamic, as needs and standards continue to evolve based on new information received from public health or government authorities.