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Governor Northam has laid out a plan for Virginia colleges and universities to be allowed to reopen. Each campus must send its plans for opening safely to the state for approval. Each college and university will have unique plans for their reopening institution.
Our universities will continue to have much of their teaching online but some classes may be in person if all the guidelines of the CDC and the Virginia Health Department are met. There will be a “new normal” which includes students wearing masks, social distancing, food served in “non-traditional ways”. Residents in on-campus housing will need to be spread out.
The Governor has issued guidance for higher education in Virginia which can be read here.
At his press conference, the Governor announced that state revenue was down 20% for May of this year over the same month last year. However, this wasn’t as bad as they expected. The past quarter has been down $800 million in revenue over last year. Northam expects revenue to be better in June as businesses reopen and taxpayers submit their taxes.