grounded in our franciscan rises (reverence, integrity, service, excellence and stewardship) values, our primary goal and highest priority is the health and safety of our neumann community. our plan for the fall has been developed with guidance from the pennsylvania department of education (pde) preliminary guidance for resuming in-person instruction at postsecondary education institutions and adult education programs report, the department of health (doh) and cdc recommendations.
the plan, broken into more easily digestible questions and answers by audience below, includes new procedures, protocols, and operational norms that maximize health and safety for the entire campus community while continuing to support quality teaching, education and activities.
the university is committed to careful monitoring of covid-19. the possibility that counties may transition to different phases at any given time exists and postsecondary institutions, like neumann, must remain flexible and be prepared with contingencies as phases change.
the success of our plan will require a joint effort from every member of our community as we work together to ensure a safe, high quality and caring environment for all.
the information presented in the questions and answers below represents the latest updates. new details will be added to each section as they become available.
all plans are contingent upon the path of covid-19 and pennsylvania state mandates.