Optimistic Outlook for Fall Semester at UNH
The University of New Hampshire plans to fully open for the Fall Semester according to their website. According to the statement published on the school’s website, President James W. Dean and Provost William Jones say “We were able to safely return to some face-to-face classes and open campus housing sooner than many of our peers because we listened to the science, quickly launching a comprehensive public health campaign, committing to regular testing and tracing of every member of our community and opening our own state-of-the-art testing labs, now a model for how to do it right across the country.”
It’s great to see how forward-thinking the University of New Hampshire was and thankfully, they had the technology and smarts to put the science into action. I am really hoping things go as planned and they can open fully this fall. It doesn’t look like the COVID-19 situation will be completely eliminated by fall, but we are making great progress and are in a much better position to treat and vaccinate to at least slow the spread.
My wife got her first dose of the vaccine this weekend and she was so happy she cried. I know those students at UNH want to get back to as close as normal as we can get by being in class and hanging out at the dorms. 2020 will be a year for the record books and an experience none of us will soon forget. Good luck to all the students returning to college this fall. Let’s make it a great year.