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UNH increases COVID-19 mask requirements

Ben MacKillop September 10, 2021
Hampshire (UNH) community and around the country. Rising cases around the country and region led UNH administrators to again impose mask requirements in all indoor spaces under new CDC guidance, with over 88% of the student population being fully vaccinated.  
Second Wildcat Wellness Weekend will begin April 16

Second Wildcat Wellness Weekend will begin April 16

Anna Kate Munsey April 15, 2021
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) opted to provide two “Wildcat Wellness Weekends” instead of a traditional spring break.
Schools consider face-to-face instruction as COVID-19 cases decrease

Schools consider face-to-face instruction as COVID-19 cases decrease

Corey Kurylo March 5, 2021
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday, March 2, that the administration is striving to vaccinate grade K-12 teachers with their first coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines by the end of this March. He also declared that national vaccination levels are moving vastly ahead of schedule. The U.S. is on track to administer the first vaccine shot to every American adult by the end of May -- two months ahead of the previously stated goal.
President Dean announces return to yellow mode

President Dean announces return to yellow mode

Josh Morrill March 4, 2021
On March 1, 2021, University of New Hampshire President James Dean announced in an email to students and faculty that the university would be returning to yellow mode, a distinction that would allow for full student-focused operation on campus.
UNH to use Eaton Hall as additional quarantine housing

UNH to use Eaton Hall as additional quarantine housing

Katie Hoppler February 17, 2021
Approximately 20 Eaton Hall residents were required by University of New Hampshire (UNH) Housing to move to different residence halls to create additional quarantine housing amidst the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) on campus.
UNH shifts to “orange mode” after rise in COVID-19 cases

UNH shifts to “orange mode” after rise in COVID-19 cases

Cassie Hollasch February 17, 2021
[DURHAM]-- “Rest assured UNH Housing remains open,” Residential Life stated. This past Thursday UNH announced a transition to orange mode due to a rise of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the campus community. Effective Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m., President James Dean sent an email to all faculty and students with an official statement. “We are seeing a dramatic and sustained rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Durham community. As a result, effective 6 p.m. today, Feb. 11, 2021, the Durham campus (Manchester and Law remain in yellow) will transition to our orange mode of operation.”
UNH switches to orange level of operations

UNH switches to orange level of operations

Corey Kurylo February 11, 2021
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) will enter orange mode following “a dramatic and sustained rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Durham community,” President James Dean announced Thursday.
Limited space available in quarantine dorms

Limited space available in quarantine dorms

Ben MacKillop February 11, 2021
As we finish the second week of classes in the spring semester, the number of active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on campus have nearly reached their high from the fall semester causing many students to worry about a possibly-impending campus shutdown.
President Dean hosts State of the University address

President Dean hosts State of the University address

Cassie Hollasch February 11, 2021
President James W. Dean Jr. of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) hosted the annual State of the University address with numerous other administrators.
UNH cancels all summer and fall 2021 Study Abroad programs

UNH cancels all summer and fall 2021 Study Abroad programs

Cassie Hollasch February 3, 2021
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) announced the cancellation of summer and fall 2021 education abroad. The university cited uncertainty regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout, the emergence of new variants, current restrictions on U.S. travel, and the U.S. Department of State rating most countries at the highest risk levels as reasons behind this decision

N.H. COVID-19 cases rise: State nears end of vaccination Phase 1A

Corey Kurylo January 20, 2021
New Hampshire, a state with a small population that managed to avoid the abundance of cases rapidly appearing during the first wave of the pandemic during March and April of last year, now finds itself grappling with and facing the real-life consequences of ignoring public safety guidelines preached by the state’s Governor.
UNH fall semester COVID-19 protocols considered successful

UNH fall semester COVID-19 protocols considered successful

Cassie Hollasch January 19, 2021
With the rise of COVID-19, universities across the country had to decide whether or not to bring students back for the fall semester. The University of New Hampshire was one of many who brought its students back in person, raising concern for the members of the surrounding community. Read this special local feature submitted by Megan Deane, the editor of Oyster River High School's news magazine.
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