COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely, Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session on Examining COVID-19, Focusing on Going Back to College Safely, June 4, 2020 [open pdf - 574KB]
This is the June 4, 2020 hearing on "COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. From the opening statement of Patty Murray: "Our students, our faculty, staff and college communities need to know that before colleges reopen their doors, they have planned for every potential outcome, every contributing factor, and every scenario. But colleges and universities can't do this alone. They need in-depth, actionable and detailed guidance from the Federal Government on best practices when it comes to how to house and feed students safely, how to minimize class size and keep students socially distant, how to ensure library books and other shared equipment are cleaned properly and often. When it comes to the broader community, how to keep faculty and staff members of the larger community safe, and how to minimize risk when students travel to and from campus. These are just a few of the questions that need to be answered before schools can open safely. Doing so requires a complex planning process that we absolutely cannot get wrong." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mitchell Daniels, Christina Paxson, Logan Hampton, and Georges Benjamin.
S. Hrg. 116-507; Senate Hearing 116-507
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