UMass Dartmouth initiated re-opening planning for fall 2020 in mid-April, prior to the end of the spring term and has been guided by four key principles for returning to campus life in fall 2020:
On June 10, 2020, Chancellor Johnson formally announced the creation of an overarching Pandemic Emergency Response Team (PERT). PERT is a collaborative effort of students, faculty, staff and administrators to help the University address the immediate needs of the community and maintain the continuity of its critical mission of education.
PERT is led by a team of Meta-chairs:
PERT has been configured into ten planning groups that span the workings of every area of campus and will bring multiple forms of expertise and skills that will help our campus reopen safely. Each group has submitted a report on their specific area which was used to create UMass Dartmouth’s official reopening plan.