The storm, which was recently reclassified as a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to linger into Sunday afternoon and evening. If Henri remains as a Category 1, Long Islanders should expect 80 mph winds, gusts up to 90 to 100 mph and storm surges between 3 to 6 feet.
In the event of a student housing closure because of COVID-19, a new housing policy would have required students to pay potentially thousands of dollars in fees. The policy was changed after a large number of students protested on social media.
Final decisions regarding the fall semester are still unknown since guidance is dependent on the public health situation. “If it is safe to do so, it remains our intention to resume some on-campus learning and activities in the fall,” McInnis said.