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Prevention and Response Plan released for spring semester

January 15, 2021 Tags: Covid , University News

Saint Francis University released its Spring 2021 COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan this week in preparation for the start of the spring semester on Monday, January 18.

The document contains a framework for prevention and safety methods that will allow students to learn, live, pray and socialize under the current circumstances.  The plan may be viewed here:

Saint Francis University’s COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan (Spring update)

 "As we continue to prepare for the first day of classes,  maintaining a healthy and safe environment where our students can benefit from our transformational educational experience remains our primary goal.  I am appreciative of all of the work being done that has enabled us to successfully commence the spring semester on-time and in-person," shared University President Father Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R.

The Pandemic Response Team and University administration worked during the time between semesters to develop additional strategies, refine protocols, and revisit outcomes from the previous semester all in an effort to protect the health and safety of the community.  They incorporated gained knowledge from the fall semester with current advice from public health officials to help inform the current plan.   

All Saint Francis University pandemic communications, information and resources, including the most up-to-date version of the Saint Francis University COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan, can be found at   


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