Philadelphia colleges go virtual after COVID-19 outbreaks
COVID-19 has really hindered everyone’s plans. Even though students lost last semester, many people thought they would be back in action and ready to go for this semester. However, that is not the case. Some colleges tried to bring students back in person, but ultimately had to go virtual.
Most colleges, such as Community College of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, LaSalle, Drexel and more, opted to go virtual before the semester even started.
Now, Temple University and Holy Family University shut down their campuses after one week, when COVID-19 cases appeared and rose on campus. Students and faculty were affected.
Temple’s number of cases rose steadily, reaching over 200. They told students that they could choose to stay on campus or not. If they move out by September 13th, the entire room and board fee will be reimbursed.
Many students walk around campus without masks and continue to go to large public gatherings and that could be the reason why cases are rising.
Public high school and grade school have also opted to go virtual while private schools are still planning to hold in-school classes.
No one knows what is going to happen in the spring, but hopefully, the best decision is made to give students the education they need, but also keep everyone safe.
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