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Goucher College classes to be entirely online in fall

August 1, 2020 GMT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, has reversed its decision to open its campus to some students for the fall semester for classes due to rising cases of the coronavirus in the state.

The Baltimore Sun reports that college President Kent Devereaux announced Friday the college will hold all of its fall classes online.

He says only students with a “critical need” for on-campus housing will live at Goucher.

Devereaux wrote that public health data two months ago when the college began the process of planning supported a decision to return to campus.

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Maryland’s COVID-19 numbers had been on the decline earlier this summer, but they have increased in July. Over the past week, more than 1,000 new cases have been reported on three different days. In prior weeks, the daily case count hovered below 500.

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