All the information you need about Hood's COVID response

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Fall 2020

  • Monday, Aug. 3 – Full workforce on campus 
  • Monday, Aug. 10-16 – Staggered move-in for residential students 
  • Monday, Aug. 17 – First day of classes for undergraduate and graduate students 
  • Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day) – Classes in session, offices open 
  • Saturday, Oct. 10-Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Fall break canceled; all classes in session 
  • Friday, Nov. 20 – Last day of undergraduate classes 
  • Saturday, Nov. 21 – First day of finals (no Reading Day; final exam schedule under development) 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24/Wednesday, Nov. 25 – finals end; last day of graduate classes; residence halls close 
  • Thursday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving; winter break begins 

More details will be released in July.

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The Sunrise Plan

Our faculty, staff and students are our most important assets; therefore, Hood College is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all members of our community. Our priority is to enable all members of our community to work in the safest place possible. The guiding principles of our policies and protocols will be rooted in the safety for our community and aligned with the county and state’s reopening plans.

Most College employees will continue to work from home, even as restrictions in the county and state are loosened.

The Sunrise Plan was adopted by the COVID Emergency Response Team (CERT) on May 27, 2020.

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Relief Efforts

Hood’s nursing, biology and chemistry departments have donated six bins of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Frederick Health including safety goggles, N95 masks, gowns and gloves. The College has made space available for hospital staff to stay so they don’t have to go home and with our partner Georgetown Hill, we hope to provide emergency day care for staff children.

We also have established an emergency relief fund for our own students, as we know their ability to continue their education is being challenged by the impact of the pandemic. If there are other ways we might help relief efforts in the community, do let us know.