City officials are working with Binghamton University representatives to prepare for the impending return of thousands of students for the start of fall semester classes.

Mayor Richard David said he's been speaking with university president Harvey Stenger "to put together an action plan" addressing a range of issues.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David said details of the plan would be revealed soon.

The mayor indicated concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the return of university students have "weighed very heavily on our minds."

David was asked whether he was considering another nightly curfew like the one he imposed in mid-March. He said "that's an option that's on the table but I cannot say that I've definitively made a decision to do that."

The mayor said he wants the city to pursue a "somewhat measured approach" to addressing potential issues related to students. He saiid the curfew option is one of the things that officials have been discussing.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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