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Decisions on Campus Shutdown or Partial Closure

Decision-making Process

(Last updated June 10, 2020)

The authority to end in-person instruction rests with the President and the Board of Trustees, who will be advised by the Department of Public Health. The following situations may warrant that decision:

  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health mandates the end of in-person classes and directs students to return home based on the trajectory and health impacts of COVID-19.
  • The trajectory of infection on the Clark University campus exceeds capability for successful containment.
  • Health impacts within the Clark University community warrant additional measures to lower the risk of infection.
  • If the decision is made to conclude in-person classes, the University will take the following steps:
    • Notify students and families.
    • Complete the semester through online instruction.
    • Accommodate students who are unable to leave campus by providing on-campus housing.