SOUTH BEND — University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced on Friday, Aug. 28, that in-person classes will gradually resume beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
On Aug. 18, the University announced it would suspend in-person classes until Sept. 2 due to a rise in COVID-19 cases among students. Classes for the school year resumed on Aug. 10, with remote learning taking place since Aug. 19.
Since Aug. 18, the number of new COVID-19 cases has decreased substantially. From Aug. 20 through 25, the University’s positivity rate was 6.3 percent.
Further information will be sent to students, faculty and staff about the stages of resuming in-person classes.
In a video addressing the community, Rev. Jenkins asked for the following four guidelines to be followed:
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance and wash your hands.
- Honestly complete a daily health check.
- Come in for testing if called upon for surveillance testing.
- Do not host or participate in gatherings that exceed 10 people.
“We must do these things if we are to have a safe and successful semester on campus,” said Rev. Jenkins.
Rev. Jenkins also said there are currently hearings for 87 students regarding serious violations of health precautions.