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Fever checkpoints at the entrances to academic buildings. One-way paths across the grassy quad. Face masks required in classrooms and dining halls. And a dormitory turned quarantine facility for any students exposed to the coronavirus.
That was one vision for the fall semester at the University of Kentucky conjured up by a special committee last week — and not the most dystopian scenario.
In a series of planning meetings on Zoom, dozens of key leaders at the university, including deans, police officers and a sorority and fraternity liaison, debated whether and how to reopen its campus in Lexington, Ky., amid an active outbreak.
An article in the NYT about how, here in Kentucky, we’re thinking about fall. As I told a friend, all options for fall are horrible. So how do we determine the balance between safety, health, research, student needs, and finances? All variables matter.https://t.co/4HqS89Juav
— Andrea Erhardt (@Andrea_Erhardt) May 19, 2020