The campus we will be returning to in Fall 2020 will not be the same campus we were forced to leave in the spring. It will be a place where the rules of physical distancing will govern our interactions and where every member of the community will be wearing a mask. We will be living and learning in a new world with new rules, but the spirit that has always guided Chestnut Hill College will still be with us. The creativity and resilience shown by the Chestnut Hill College community over the last few months are now being channeled into a Fall 2020 re-opening. There are certainly many challenges and considerations in bringing people back to campus to learn, live, and work, but we will face these challenges together as a community. We look forward to working together in order to ensure a safe, successful, and exciting return. We know that a successful reopening will require the vigilance, cooperation, and dedication of everyone at Chestnut Hill College. In these unprecedented times we have already witnessed so many examples of the strength and dedication of our community and we are confident this commitment will make Fall 2020, while certainly far from our old normal, an opportunity for continued growth and unity.
The information and resources below is made based upon what is currently known about COVID-19 and incorporates public health and safety recommendations based on local, state, and federal guidance. The recommendations, policies, procedures, and expectations contained in this report may change at any time as the pandemic continues to evolve; readers of this report should expect changes as the College continues to incorporate new guidance and best practices in preparation for the Fall 2020 semester.