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Florida state universities must submit fall reopening plans by Friday

Posted at 5:26 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 09:04:05-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The deadline for Florida's state universities to submit their plans for reopening for the fall semester is Friday.

State university leaders say students should expect the traditional campus experience to be much different in this upcoming school year.

The State University System of Florida Board of Governors has provided a blueprint for the schools to use when creating their plans.

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It says each university must prioritize the health and welfare of every person who comes on campus.

The Board of Governors recommends things like social distancing, disinfecting, face masks, a blend of online and face-to-face classes, and safety changes to athletics and extracurricular actives like Greek organizations.

The universities will present their plans to the Florida Board of Governors for approval at a meeting on June 23.