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 is paused for Fall 2020 and 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.