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Bates College is considering a plan for reopening that would involve splitting semesters, masks and “a lot of hand sanitizer.”
College President Clayton Spencer told alumni the college aims to open for students in early September and to send them home before Thanksgiving. They’ll take finals remotely.
Among other changes: The college would divide the semester into two parts, with students taking two courses during each, to limit the disruption if the virus causes another closure.
“It’s just going to be done with masks and a lot of hand sanitizer,” Spencer joked during the online speech over the weekend, according to the Sun Journal.
Bates has been shut down since mid-March and its students finished up their spring semester remotely. The college plans to announce its fall plans later this month.