Extreme caution tops checklists for Catholic colleges to reopen in fall

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Long before graduation ceremonies are over, college administrators usually have an eye on the upcoming fall semester. And this year, even with virtual commencement ceremonies, the look to the next academic year is inevitable.

Except this year is completely different.

Because this fall, unlike any other new college year, a big unknown is the extent the country could still be in the midst of the pandemic that has already upended the nation’s health and economy, and going back to business as usual just isn’t on any back-to-school checklist.

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