Atlanta’s three largest historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) plan to allow some students on campus for the spring semester, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College held only virtual classes this fall. Despite the recent COVID-19 surge, the schools are optimistic for their spring semester plans.
Reverting to exclusively virtual classes remains an option for the schools, depending on the status of the pandemic.
Returning students will be required to be tested, “wear a face-covering in most locations, limit visitors, conduct contact tracing and enact other safety measures,” AJC reported.
Clark Atlanta will allow first-time freshmen, new transfer students, seniors graduating in May and some student-athletes on campus.
Morehouse will allow up to 1,200 freshmen and upperclassmen and limited faculty and staff members.
Spelman will allow 350 students in residence halls, with first-years, seniors and some student leaders given priority.
The schools will not have a weeklong spring break, instead opting for a three-day break before Good Friday.