STRATFORD UNIVERSITY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 UPDATE JULY 6, 2020
Stratford University is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have taken, and will continue to take, every precaution to ensure the health and well-being of our Stratford family as we begin the process of returning to our campuses. Campuses have begun the process of opening in a phased approach to allow the smooth transition of employees and students returning to campus.
Currently for Term 3 2020 all lecture and virtual lab courses will remain in the distance education platform in Moodle and Zoom through the end of Term 3, 2020 (August 2, 2020). The only classes in Term 3 2020 to be instructed at the ground campuses between July 1-August 1, 2020 are the recovery lab courses carried over from Term 2 and any required Term 3 lab courses for Baking & Pastry, Culinary Arts, and a select few for Health Sciences and Nursing.
To ensure the safe return to our campuses the university established a COVID-19 task force to research and create a protocol plan for campus reopening. The institutional task force utilized research and guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Virginia Department of Health, the Maryland Department of Health and local city health departments to create the Stratford University return to campus protocol plan
STRATFORD UNIVERSITY SAFE RETURN TO CAMPUS PLAN IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The plan includes the process of repopulation of students and employees to our campuses, campus logistics, physical distancing and proper hygiene protocol, as well as protocol for monitoring health conditions of all Stratford students and employees. Stratford University’s Reopening Plan is under review by the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
To read the full plan click here.
The campus return will focus on a hybrid academic delivery model and will include a mix of in-person instruction for programmatic lab courses, hybrid delivery for non-lab classes with the continuation of remote instruction through Zoom and Moodle (8-weeks of the term via Zoom and 2-weeks in-person), and online only course options. Furthermore, support and operations departments will continue to operate in a flexible/remote schedule. Campus Presidents will set each departmental schedule based on campus and student needs and this schedule will be communicated to all employees and students.
The COVID-19 pandemic is inherently unpredictable, therefore the university leadership team will continue to monitor local, state, and federal directives and adjust the protocol plan to align with any new directives to ensure the continued health, safety and wellness of our students, faculty and staff. We are working closely with state officials and will comply with all guidance and directives for higher education.
Please continue to monitor your text messages and e-mails regularly for any University updates.
Departmental Contact Information
As a reminder, Stratford University remains fully available to serve our current students, welcome new students, and provide support to all employees. Campus support departments such as Student Success, Library, and Career Services are available through live virtual Zoom/Chat sessions.
For the most accurate and up to date information, please refer to:
New and prospective students
Student Success Department
Campus Phone Numbers