Ontario college 'optimistic' students will return to campus this fall

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One Ontario college says it is ``optimistic'' students will be able to return on campus for classes in the fall.

Sheridan College says it is preparing to welcome students in September, but adds it is also working on contingency plans in case physical distancing measures meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 remain in place.

Those plans include remote learning and staggered access to campus.

Colleges and universities across Canada have had to switch to online classes as the pandemic forced them to close their campuses.

Many schools have said it's still unclear what the fall semester will look like as the public health emergency changes daily.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford this week unveiled a series of steps for reopening the province but would not give a timeline for that process to begin.