A Plan for Reuniting Our Spartan Family
In late May, York College of Pennsylvania made the important decision to return to in-person, on-campus instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. Since making the decision to return to campus, a Return from COVID-19 Task Force, comprised of representatives from all units across campus, has been working to develop the necessary policies and plans to re-open addressing all facets of campus life. The Plan to Return to Campus for Fall 2020 (the Plan) has been developed in response to guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Health, and recommendations from our state and national higher education associations. The Plan represents our current judgement as to how we can achieve our goal to reopen while keeping the health and well-being of our campus community as its highest priority. In essence, the Plan is one that represents a best-informed approach to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our campus community
We recognize that returning to campus for the Fall 2020 semester, and importantly, keeping campus open, will require vigilance and cooperation from everyone, as well as monitoring and revising the Plan as conditions on campus and in the broader community change. Should circumstances change requiring a more restrictive approach to opening or a decision to close campus and return to a completely virtual learning platform, we will make the operational changes necessary to ensure continuity of learning and authentic engagement between our students and faculty and one another.
Pamela Gunter-Smith, PhD
President of York College of Pennsylvania
This webpage, along with the sections linked below, will continue to be updated as more information becomes available and campus decisions are finalized. The information on these pages should be considered highlights of the plan to Return to Campus. More details and specific requirements of students will be found in policies being added to the Student Handbook.