Campus Reopenings: Will Faculty Be in Person or Remote?
Many of the major decisions regarding how campus reopenings will take place have been made. Most institutions have announced that they will start the fall semester with primarily in-person classes. Institutions have also been announcing whether they will require COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff. Almost 600 (574 as of July 12) have announced vaccination requirements for students, with the list being dominated by private institutions and institutions in “blue” states (Thomason & O’Leary, 2021). About half of these will also require vaccinations of faculty and staff. The final major item to be revealed for many is whether institutions will require faculty and staff to be present on campus or allow them to continue remotely.