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Continuing Modified Operations

Dear Faculty and Staff members,

As part of Governor Tom Wolf’s phased reopening of Pennsylvania, tomorrow, Friday, June 5, Delaware County and surrounding areas are set to move from “Red” to “Yellow.” While the Yellow phase lifts the current stay-at-home order, several restrictions remain, such as a prohibition on gatherings of more than 25 people and the requirement that remote work must continue wherever feasible. You can read a detailed account of those plans on Gov. Wolf’s website.

Though our decisions continue to be informed by guidance from state and federal officials, including the preliminary guidance [pdf] from the Pennsylvania Department of Education that was released yesterday, as President Smith noted in her May 13 message, the College will act in what it believes to be the best interests of the health and safety of our campus community. 

As such, at this time College operations will remain largely unchanged. Remote work should continue wherever possible, and only those employees who must report to campus for essential work are to do so, in coordination with their supervisor. Individuals on campus are still required to wear face masks and follow social distancing best practices

Planning for the future continues in earnest, and the College is narrowing its focus on a few options for how to proceed with the 2020-21 academic year. Our ongoing planning efforts include consultation with a number of public health experts, and we are examining myriad safety, logistical, and other considerations for how best to move forward. The College will share with you more detailed information as soon as possible; we expect that to be late this month.


 The COVID-19 Planning Group