Media Reaction to Molloy College Fall Restart Plan Overwhelmingly Positive
Molloy College announced the Fall Restart Plan that will be in place when the semester begins September 8, with an emphasis on safety and a combination of in-person, HyFlex/hybrid and online classes. Focusing on health and safety, in line with guidelines and guidance from the New York State Department of Health and the CDC, the College will emphasize physical distancing in classrooms and other spaces on campus and require that everyone on campus wear face coverings.
Media outlets throughout the New York region were quick to pick up on the detailed and extensive planning that is a hallmark of the Molloy approach to caring for each member of the community. NBC4 New York's Linda Baquero observed that Molloy's approach to reducing the number of individuals gathered together could be summed up as "less is more," and highlighted Molloy Resident Assistant Jack Ryan's approach of "leading peers by example," as he gets ready to don his face covering and gloves and encourage his fellow students to practice good hand hygiene.
Newsday.com focused on College President James Lentini's announcement that the College is ready to offer courses in multiple modalities and that faculty will "pivot at any time if necessary," to continue high-quality instruction throughout the semester.
The College will also welcome students to live on campus in the College's three residence halls. Numerous safety initiatives for the residents include offering single and double rooms, requiring Covid-19 tests before resident students arrive on campus, daily temperature checks and frequent reminders posted throughout the residence halls.