UPDATE SINCE THIS WAS POSTED
GOVERNOR CUOMO HAS EXTENDED STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS UNTIL AT LEAST MAY 15. CURRENT LIVE ONLINE CLASSES WILL CONTINUE AT LEAST UNTIL THEN.
What Has Changed Since Last Week?
The daily number of new cases of coronavirus infection on Long Island is dropping, but we are still in uncharted waters.
Governor Cuomo has not yet changed his deadline of April 29 before schools in New York State may reopen their buildings, but this is a day-by-day situation, and it can change at any time. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says opening May 1 is overly optimistic.
Governors of several states in our part of the country have met to coordinate the reopening of businesses, like schools, and the relaxing of stay-at-home orders, but nothing specific has been announced.
We Miss You
Though live online classes have been going on for a number of weeks now, we look forward to seeing our students face-to-face. This situation won’t last forever, and we can’t wait until this whole situation is in our rearview mirror.
Stay in Contact
In addition to students’ attending Google Meet classes every day and having live interaction with their instructors and fellow students, it’s important to keep in virtual touch with family and friends. Many of us celebrated holidays recently with others in our lives through the online chat app, Zoom.
Enrollment of New Students
The Admissions departments at both campuses are conducting phone interviews with people interested in attending Hunter. When Governor Cuomo lifts the PAUSE and permits schools in New York State to be reopened, the next set of new students will begin classes in both Levittown and Medford.
How Do I Find Out What’s Going On?
Instructors update their students on a daily basis, and the directors of education at both campuses send out texts through the Remind app. The Hunter website and Facebook page are updated with news, and you may always contact Chuck Copt in Medford or Dr. Blanchard in Levittown with any concerns.
Every department at the school continues to be fully operational, though from a distance. Phone calls and emails are still being received and responded to.