NEWTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston College has announced they intend to resume on-campus classes by the end of August. They had previously switched to remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Boston College President William Leahy made the announcement in a letter to the school’s community on Tuesday. He wrote that the school will take steps toward resuming in-person classes throughout the summer by following guidelines set in place by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is to reopen the campus on August 31.
Leahy said that the school has learned “valuable lessons” about social distancing and sanitization measures since the start of the coronavirus crisis. And while more work needs to be done when it comes to combating the virus, Leahy said that any issues “can be addressed by working in concert with institutions of higher education in our area as well as federal, state, and local government.”
“In its long history, Boston College has had to deal with a range of serious issues, including the Great Depression, two World Wars, and the attacks of September 11,” Leahy wrote. “Our University has already responded to the coronavirus with grace, generosity, and commitment; and I remain confident that it will continue to do so in months and years ahead, drawing from our faith and trust in one another, and the strength of our mission and Jesuit, Catholic heritage.”
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