Live Coronavirus Updates
Tracking the impact of the pandemic on higher education
As the Omicron variant spreads, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. The Chronicle is tracking developments across higher ed here. Read on for live updates and information.
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Students at the historically Black college in Washington, D.C., will finish their spring-semester classes remotely.
A handful of universities are bringing back the requirements in response to an uptick in campus Covid-19 caseloads.
The announcement comes as many colleges are ending their mask mandates and returning to fully in-person classes.
As the Omicron variant drives up cases on campus, colleges have been confused about changing guidance, particularly on how long infected people should quarantine.
The professor who leads the university’s testing program says the dashboard no longer provides an accurate picture of the disease’s transmission on campus.
Three institutions have announced they’ll require KN95, N95, or surgical masks to be worn on campus to curb the spread of the Omicron variant.
Many experts fear the current large wave of infections will crest in the new year, just as many students are returning for the start of term.
Following Cornell’s announcement Tuesday morning, Princeton, New York, and George Washington Universities announced similar plans.
After a federal judge temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s order, some colleges are rolling back their requirements.
The association leans strongly in favor of vaccinating as many people on campus as possible but isn’t yet recommending a booster mandate.
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