The working groups have been asked to consider and offer recommendations related to the following scenarios:

Best-case: Summer semester is delivered primarily by remote instruction. Work begins to implement a transition back to on-campus work in fall, including research, engagement, and face-to-face teaching. On-campus and extended operations for Fall would start on time, with potential modifications for revised or renewed social distancing restrictions and the possibility of another peak in the virus that would require additional mitigation later in the semester.

Middle-case: Spring restrictions continue into summer. On-campus and extended operations are not able to start as planned, but the possibility remains for them to be restored later during the fall semester, potentially with restrictions and the possibility of another peak in the virus that would require additional mitigation later in the semester.

Worst-case: Instruction for both summer and fall semesters must be delivered remotely, with continuing restrictions. On-campus and extended operations would not be resumed until January 2021, with contingency plans in place to mitigate any peak in the virus.