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Florida International University To Return To Pre-Pandemic Scheduling

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Starting with the summer session, Florida International University plans to return to pre-pandemic scheduling.

Since the global pandemic began, the Miami-based university has held classes either online or with social distancing measures in place. But with vaccinations underway, the university is ready to offer a "robust and safe on-campus experience for students," Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth Furton wrote in an email sent to students and faculty on Tuesday.

He said that if needed, the school would rescind its on-campus plans, the Miami Herald reported. He did not specify what changes in conditions would trigger a change of plans.

"Because of the fluid nature of the pandemic, we will remain flexible and agile," Furton's email said.

Starting this summer, the university will schedule all courses on the three modalities it used before the pandemic: fully online, fully in person, and hybrid, which is a mix of online and in person.

Other safety guidelines will stay in place, including masks, Plexiglass glass dividers, frequent hand-washing and cleaning, testing, and contact-tracing.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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