COVID-19 Update: FALL 2020
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Below is a look at the campus-wide communication that the Queens community has received since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, including steps taken in the spring 2020 semester and updates related to the fall 2020 semester.
The most recent message will always appear at the top of this page.
Update on the Fall 2020 semester including a full transition to virtual learning.
Announcement of Royal Return 2020: Queens' blueprint for a safe and successful reopening of campus.
Information on housing options for the 2020-21 school year that prioritize the safety of students, staff, and faculty, including safety precautions.
Announcement of the academic calendar for the fall semester as well as additional details on residency plan.
Update on planning for the fall semester, including considerations for the academic calendar, modality and classrooms, and campus density.
Creation of re-opening task force with intention of returning to campus safely and responsibly in the fall.
Information on the university's extensive and proactive steps to limit the potential impact of COVID-19 on the Queens community.
A special message from President Lugo, including the postponement of the commencement ceremony for 2020 graduates.
Announcement that Queens will move all instruction online for the remainder of the spring semester and residential students will be required to leave campus, among other information.
Senior leadership's decisions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19 as it relates to travel, events, facilities and preventative measures.
Activation of the Emergency Operations Team, creation of a dedicated website for COVID-19 information, request to report all domestic and international travel.
Senior leadership and health and wellness teams staying apprised of latest COVID-19 developments. Recommendations shared from agencies including WHO and CDC.