Fall 2020 Health and Safety Plan for Returning to Campus


Revised July 23, 2020

Ongoing challenges with COVID-19 testing, the uncertain delivery date for an effective vaccine or treatment, and the likelihood of future surges of infection mean we must work to adapt to the current reality rather than waiting for the pandemic to pass. The University developed an academic continuity plan to be All-Modes Ready throughout the fall term, and even the entire academic year, to give Arcadia flexibility to offer a high-quality, unique educational experience regardless of disruptions brought on by COVID-19.

While we cannot guarantee that all classes will be held in person, we will provide a list (subject to change) of all classes and the projected mode in which they will be taught. Although things may be different during the upcoming year due to necessary health and safety protocols, Arcadia’s mission to deliver a high-quality, meaningful—though not identical—experience remains the same. 

Below are the basic protective health requirements for our campus:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth. (Indoors, In the classroom, close proximity to others outdoors)
  • Socially distance six feet apart.
  • Know the symptoms. 
  • Monitor your health daily.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands as frequently as possible.
  • Minimize gatherings and meetings.