Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has issued a travel order, effective August 1, which carries implications for people traveling to or returning to Massachusetts from other states. The new rules also apply to students coming to Massachusetts to study, and to the family members who accompany them to their university home.
On June 10, Clark announced its intention to re-open this fall with in-person, hybrid, and online courses. As noted in that announcement, our intention to re-commence in-person courses was contingent in part upon authorization from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to initiate the re-opening of colleges and universities. The governor has released that guidance.
On July 13, President David Fithian shared Clark’s decision to welcome students back to campus and resume in-person classes as fully as possible starting on August 24.
We write with an important update regarding plans for the 2020-21 academic year. Based on a careful analysis of available public-health information and thorough discussion with related medical and public-health experts, as well as input from student surveys and our faculty and staff, we intend to be able to welcome students back to campus and resume classes in-person in August. Our plan is for classes to begin on August 24, the previously announced start of the 2020-21 academic year. …