N.J. authorizes reopening of computer labs at colleges with coronavirus restrictions

Aug 11, 2020

By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Computer labs at colleges and universities in New Jersey that have been closed for months due to the coronavirus are allowed reopen Tuesday morning as the fall semester nears with many schools opting to remain remote, state officials announced.

The labs were permitted to reopen at 6 a.m., according to an an administrative order issued by acting State Police Superintendent Colonel Pat Callahan on Monday evening. Face coverings must be worn, people must stay six feet apart and a cleaning protocols must be in place.

Libraries at colleges and universities were allowed to welcome visitors back on June 15.

Several schools will have very few students on campus, though. 

Most classes at Rutgers will be taught remotely. The College of New Jersey and Princeton will offer only remote classes this fall, changing an earlier, tentative plan to partially open the campus. 

Seton Hall, Montclair State and Monmouth will be among the schools offering in-person classes. Kean will begin the semester remotely but offer about 30% of its classes in-person between Sept. 24 and Nov. 25 before returning to remote learning for the rest of the semester.