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Millions Family Questions : What if colleges don’t reopen until 2021?

As we are facing an unprecedented global crisis, because day by day cases are
increasing so colleges have responded quickly to the multifaceted coronavirus
threat. Universities swiftly moved classes online, canceled sports, and instructed
students to vacate their dorm rooms. (Some institutions refunded fees for on-
campus housing,) most of the schools worldwide are closed temporarily, and
many have already announced they will remain closed and offer online
instruction /distance learning for the remainder of the school year. This has
resulted in schools making tough decisions about grades – whether they can
continue to grade as usual with the coursework completed, grade with a heavier
emphasis on the first half of the semester, or perhaps even move to a pass/fail
system for the term. This will impact transcripts for students across the board,
from 9th grade all the way to current seniors and even current college students.
This is impacting over 60% of the world’s student population. Several other
countries have implemented localised closures impacting millions of additional
learners. In many of country reopening of primary and secondary schools has
been heavily politicised in many countries with parents, teachers, and politicians
sometimes at odds over when to reopen. In developing countries, reopening
schools significantly increases the risk of spreading COVID-19
Most of the school, require similar components with different admission
options allow you to submit your application by different deadlines. The four
basic options are early action, early decision, regular decision, and rolling
admission. To avoid further spread of COVID-19 during flu season all the
universities will require face masks in classrooms. To make social distancing
easier, colleges are rescheduling classrooms usually empty in early mornings,
evenings, weekends and summer. Concerts and parties are out. Grab-and-go
meal options, flu shots, and temperature checks are in. Eventually, all roads
back to college and school lead through testing — then tracking and isolating
students who have the virus or have been exposed to it, so the rest of the student
body doesn’t have to be quarantined. Campuses are exploring using mobile
phone apps for tracking and creating isolation dormitories for students who
have the virus or have been exposed.

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Should everyone on a campus be tested? Colleges should at least test randomly
to detect asymptomatic students and have the ability to test everyone in certain
categories: health care, food service and cleaning workers; older faculty;
students with medical conditions or who are arriving from virus hot spots; all
students in a class or dormitory where a person tests positive for the virus.
COVID-19 plans should last for at least a year. The government is pursuing
vaccines at warp speed, but no one expects one by August. In the second
semester, colleges should provide more tests, more treatments, better contact
tracing and vaccines — amid the flu season and the return of COVID-19. It will
be the fall of 2021 before college life approaches normal.
Going back to college safely is made easier because younger people have been
less hurt by COVID-19. Nevertheless, young Americans may carry the disease
to more vulnerable people assuming that children and young adults are not at
risk. But health risks are not the only risks. One lost year of college can set back
a career. Already, disruption of projects has erased much of the progress made
with record levels of research funding Congress gave universities in the past
five years
Two-thirds of college students want to return to campus, according to an tuition
deposits by incoming freshmen broke last year’s record. Colleges are
micro-cities. Wise leaders have a responsibility to make them among the safest
small communities in which to live and work during this next year. In doing so,
they will help our country take its surest step toward normalcy.