Hartford Community Engagement During the COVID Pandemic
CHER’s mission continues to focus on strengthening educational partnerships between Trinity and the Hartford community. Due to the pandemic, CHER’s efforts will take a different form during Fall 2020. With the well-being of the Hartford community in mind, CHER’s community engagement activities will be largely online, rather than in person. Specifically:
- All off-campus Trinity-sponsored engagements by students must have specific academic or co-curricular purposes, be approved by the College, and be supervised by a Trinity faculty or staff member. During all activities participants will be 6 feet apart while wearing masks. These engagements will be extremely limited, especially in the first few weeks of the Fall semester.
- To ensure the health and safety of the Hartford and campus community, there will be no on-campus visitors, with the exception of essential visiting personnel, through September 20th. After that date, outside groups may be allowed on campus on a limited basis with approval. Approvals will be considered when the College has developed an understanding of how the virus may be affecting the community. If you are a community partner working with students this semester, meetings must occur via phone, Zoom, or another online platform at least through September 20th, and likely beyond.
- Trinfo Cafe will reopen Monday, September 21, to allow access to internet and office resources, but without additional events.
- The Liberal Arts Action Lab programming is paused for Fall 2020 and the downtown campus at 10 Constitution Plaza is currently not hosting visitors or booking events. For questions on the Lab, please contact Morgan Finn at Morgan.Finn@trincoll.edu
Additional information on the College’s reopening policies can be found at https://www.trincoll.edu/reopening. For questions on CHER’s programming during the pandemic, please contact Abby Fisher Williamson.