The University of Delaware has extended its stay at home order through May 31 in keeping with the governor’s extension of the State of Emergency, President Dennis Assanis announced in a letter.
UD is extending its remote work plan until May 31 to align with the state’s guidance. This means the university will continue to operate as it has since March 15, with only essential personnel and those conducting COVID-19 research reporting to campus for work.
UD has already moved summer classes online and deferred or virtualized summer events and programs on campus.
“We are currently targeting June 1 to begin re-activating campus operations on a phased-in basis, starting with our research facilities. Our rate of reopening facilities will be contingent on sufficient testing, tracing and personal protective equipment to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” Assanis wrote.
Assanis announced the creation of Campus Reopening and Fall Planning Task Force to begin charting the safest and most efficient pathway for resuming operations at UD through the summer and leading into the fall semester.
“We are now in the process of assembling a number of campus-wide committees that will consider academic and calendar aspects, research and graduate education, student life and athletics, facilities, budget and planning, and public affairs. The Task Force and its various committees will work in conjunction with UD’s Health Advisory Group that reports directly to me to ensure that each step we take prioritizes the health and safety of our entire community.
Assanis announced the university community will hold a Zoom meeting at 3 p.m. on Monday as part of the spring faculty meeting. Members of the UD community are asked to register in advance here. Space is limited and the meeting will also be available on UDLive.