Earlier today Governor Phil Murphy announced that in-person instruction at colleges and universities in New Jersey would be permitted.
The full executive order, which will be released tomorrow, August 13, will provide us much greater detail on his announcement. We will carefully review the executive order to determine if changes to the previous State guidance might affect our reopening plan.
Additionally, I will be joining other New Jersey college and university presidents tomorrow evening for a meeting with Governor Murphy that I hope will allow me to gain further clarity in our planning efforts.
Thank you for your patience, once again, as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation. At each juncture of the COVID-19 health crisis, we have done our level best to make the best decisions possible based on the best information available, and we will continue to do that.
I promise to communicate any updates to our fall semester planning to you as soon as possible.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy President