By: The CC COVID-19 Reporting Project @ Colorado College , Colorado
July 29, 2020

Less than two weeks before students would begin arriving on the Colorado College campus for the Bridge Scholars program, an unexpected email from acting co-presidents Mike Edmonds and Robert Moore started hitting inboxes.

“Because national and local cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations associated with it have sharply increased, to reduce risk we are postponing the arrival of students who were originally scheduled to come to campus in very early August,” it read. “This includes Bridge Scholars, resident advisors, international students, and New Student Orientation and Priddy Trip leaders.”

The email stated that those students were now scheduled to arrive on campus starting Aug. 9, though there could be “further adjustments” as the college continues to monitor COVID-19 risks. The Bridge Scholars program, a yearlong initiative that invites some first-years such as first-generation students to campus early for a two-week course, would take place entirely online, starting on the originally scheduled date of Aug. 3.

Read the the full article at The CC COVID-19 Reporting Project
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