Pittsburgh-area colleges preparing for different scenarios for fall semester

PITTSBURGH — With multiple universities and colleges in the Pittsburgh area, students and parents are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 cases in southwestern Pa.

Some schools have said they plan on getting students and faculty back into the classrooms for the fall, such as Robert Morris University and Point Park University.

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Colleges are doing everything they can to make sure everyone on campus stays safe.

However, students realize life won’t be the same once the fall semester starts.

Point Park’s president, Dr. Paul Hennigan, said in a letter that they will be “prepared to modify our learning community in ways that protect public health and also allow students to complete their courses and earn their credits.”

There will also be enhanced cleaning and COVID-19 task forces to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The University of Pittsburgh hasn’t decided whether or not remote learning will happen this fall.

Duquesne University also has plenty of plans and scenarios regarding online classes.