Plan for a Safe Thanksgiving Break
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Amelia Nierenberg and Adam Pasick, The New York Times
Health officials and college administrators are worried about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. To reduce the risk of students carrying the coronavirus home, some colleges and universities are requiring students to test negative for the virus before they can leave campus.
In Massachusetts, where cases have been surging, Boston University has asked students not to leave campus until Dec. 10, when classes end. “We are saying, ‘Stay here,’ plain and simple,” says Kenneth Elmore, the associate provost and dean of students.