I’m on a zoom call tonight, listening to my son’s college’s preparation for the fall.  It’s impressive. 

They have a new employee just for watching over all of this, a specific quarantine area for anyone who does get sick, daily health checks, regular testing, educational thoughts for how to convince young people how important it is to stick to the health plans, an honor code to sign.

They have planned out social distancing for the classrooms, fitness center, virtual events and the cafeteria. 

Twenty five percent of the teachers decided that they don’t want to teach in person; 75% are coming back, in person, in some way.  But the deans are looking at every student’s schedule, making sure that everyone does not have only remote-based classrooms (unless they want to).  Classrooms have been measured out with the tape measures, and student numbers are limited.   

Fall sports are delayed until the spring for competition; teams will still practice though.

Again, truly… it’s impressive all the time they have put into this.  It’s also impressive how much care they are taking to communicate with the students and the parents.

Even though my “child” is now 21 (which makes him an adult in everyone’s eyes but perhaps his parents 😊), I feel like we are involved and informed in this important part of his life.  As a matter of fact, since he started three years ago, this is the most information we’ve been given.  Communication is good.  Communication is a silver lining out of this!