On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment:
SUNY Cortland communications director Fred Pierce spoke with WXHC about the process of returning students to campus and ensuring a safe Fall semester.
Move-ins began this weekend with underclassmen and continue in phases throughout next week until Sunday (August 30). A one day break is planned for Wednesday.
Prior to their arrival to campus, all students must first self-quarantine for 14 days and sign an official affirmation promising they won’t break any rules.
The repercussions for violating protocol include disciplinary actions as severe as outright suspension.
“It will be 14 weeks of continuous monitoring,” Pierce said. “We already reached out to all of our students ahead of time and made them aware that this semester will be one like no other.”
Members of the community do have a way of reporting any concerns they may have to the university by way of an online complaint form.
Contingency plans have been made in the event students are forced to return to an all-distance learning format at any point. Full reopening information is available from the university here.
Press play below for the interview with Pierce: