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UW-Green Bay to reopen campuses in phases, students welcomed back for fall semester

Posted at 11:57 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 19:55:01-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) announced new plans Monday to reopen campuses for the fall semester.

The campuses had previously been closed due to coronavirus concerns.

UWGB is releasing a two-phased plan to bring faculty, staff and students back to all four UW-Green Bay campuses for fall: Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

Phase One includes having faculty and staff who need to be on campus to do their jobs return to their offices and work spaces on July 1, 2020, the school said Monday. The plan also includes the opening of some outdoor spaces used by the public as of July 1.

UWGB says the campus reopens July 1 and will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Employees returning to campus will be asked to wear masks and keep a physical distance.

The school says Shorewood Golf Course, the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, Communiversity Park with access to the bay, and the disk golf course are all reopening to the public on July 1. All members of the public who go to these spaces are asked to follow health guidelines.

Phase Two of UWGB's plan includes welcoming back students to campus in the fall. The school says the Fall 2020 Semester will begin, as scheduled, on Sept. 2, 2020 and end on December 21, 2020.

Classes will be offered in person and online, as well as a mixture of the two. Classroom occupancy will be reduced to allow for social distancing. Masks will be required.

The school says campus move-in dates will be staggered to accommodate social distancing and announced in the near future.

A detailed snapshot of University operations for July is available and will be updated regularly.