The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is bringing about a lot of big changes for adults and kids alike. Schools and colleges are making difficult decisions that will impact learning and activities for the 2020-2021 school year. We’re here to educate parents and students on the importance of staying safe and healthy in their new environment while surrounded by others during the pandemic.
Top 10 Questions to Ask Your College Before the School Year Begins
Before the school year begins, reach out to your college to get all of these and other questions answered for your safety before returning to campus. You may ask these questions now, but don’t hesitate to ask for updates later. As the school year goes on, these answers may change depending on the coronavirus spread and other contributing factors.
Top 10 Questions
- Who do I alert if I believe I am sick or have symptoms of the coronavirus?
- Will face coverings or masks be required?
- What regulations and requirements will be enforced to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 on campus?
- How do I get tested on campus? Is there a place nearby?
- What happens if my roommate or I have to self-isolate?
- How will we practice social distancing in classrooms and other common areas of campus?
- How will my campus track the number of positive cases and tracing?
- How will students be notified about new Coronavirus cases and the spread?
- How will my college handle remote meetings, classes, office hours and tutoring? What virtual resources will be available?
- What activities will be available that meet social distancing guidelines? (Intramural sports, gyms, etc.)
Concerns about health and safety amid the coronavirus aren’t uncommon, and you’re not alone. Do what’s right for you to make sure you feel as safe and comfortable as possible at this time. And don’t be afraid to talk to your family, friends and therapists about any stress or anxiety that you may feel at this time. We hope this guide helps you navigate tough conversations and situations as we work together to slow the spread.