Online Learning Update

February 28, 2021

Colleges Vowed a Safer Spring. Then Students, and Variants, Arrived.

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

Stephanie Saul and Shawn Hubler, NY Times

With nearly a year of coronavirus experience behind them, leaders at Michigan and other U.S. universities ushered in the new term pledging not to repeat the errors of last year, when infection rates soared on campuses and in the surrounding communities. A New York Times effort has recorded more than 397,000 cases and at least 90 deaths connected to campuses since the pandemic began. The foundation of most university plans for the spring semester is built on ramped-up testing to quickly identify infected students before they display symptoms, then place them in isolation to prevent the virus from spreading.

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