Baltimore, MD – Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is planning to open its campus in August to begin the Fall 2020 semester for in-person, face-to-face classes and housing. The University transitioned to all remote learning in March of 2020, in response to safety concerns related to COVID-19. The University announced it is making plans to re-open campus to its full capacity while following strict social distancing protocol and all local, state and federal restrictions and health guidelines.
“The University is moving forward with its plans to reopen while keeping the safety of our NDMU community at the forefront,” says President Marylou Yam. “Due to the uncertainty the COVID-19 virus presents, it was important for the University to include effective and supported scenarios for learning, living and engagement. These plans include various classroom, laboratory and housing configurations as well as accommodations for dining and student activities.”
Recently, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan eased restrictions within the state allowing for more businesses to open and modifying his “Stay-at-Home” directive to a “Safer-at-Home” advisory. The University will continue to take guidance from government officials concerning safety issues related to COVID-19 and is prepared to re-engage its remote-learning procedures if needed.
The University expanded its initial COVID-19 response teams into more specific taskforce-driven and working groups focused on preparing policies and plans for the Fall. These areas include:
“As NDMU moves forward during this global pandemic, the University will continue to respond to challenges, as it has for the last 125 years, in a caring, equitable and triumphant manner,” says President Yam.
For additional information or the latest news from NDMU on its plans during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: NDMU COVID-19