University student groups allowed to hold in-person meetings beginning Tuesday
Observer Staff Report | Saturday, March 6, 2021
Official University student groups and organizations may resume meeting in-person Tuesday, vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding and vice president for campus safety and University operations Mike Seamon announced in an email Friday night.
“With Notre Dame’s seven-day moving average of positive case counts declining, we are happy to follow up on last week’s email and announce further expansion of in-person student activities,” the email said.
Student groups can reserve outdoor or indoor spaces for programming in Duncan Student Center, LaFortune Student Center, Stepan Center, and Washington Hall as long as University staff or a student manager is present to observe activities and all health and safety protocols are maintained at all times. University departments may host events as well, under these same conditions, and RecSports intramural and club teams may resume practicing both inside and outside.
In addition, student centers and quad lodges will be restored to their previous capacity limits.
The email said the rationale was twofold: recent outdoor programming where the risk of transmission is lower has been a success, and University staff have to be present at all upcoming indoor events.