University System of Maryland to Have Some In-Person Classes This Week

The University System has announced plans for both on-campus and online classes for the Fall 2020 semester.

That includes Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 

University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman said “I want to make clear that the university system is planning to resume at least some in-person teaching and learning this fall.” following a meeting with the Board of Regents.

Perman continued “One thing we know for certain is that each campus – based on its student population, its size, its type, its location – will have very different considerations determining how it might accomplish in-person instruction.”

Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, two of 12 USM universities have not announced their specific plans for the fall semester, although SU is telling students to prepare for either in person or online learning.

As part of the reopening plan, UMS is requiring universities to plan for COVID-19 testing and put in place social distancing precautions.