A patchwork of plans: How did colleges handle COVID this fall?

The fall semester is effectively over. Colleges and universities handled COVID in different ways and with differing degrees of success.

In-person classes at Michigan’s colleges and universities are over for the fall semester. That comes after the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) last week issued a string of orders meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.

So, how did schools handle the pandemic? It’s a mixed bag, according to an article on MLive.

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Western Michigan University racked up more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections among its staff and students over the course of the semester. That places it in the middle of the pack among the state’s post-secondary institutions.

Michigan’s colleges and universities handled delivering education during the pandemic in a variety of different ways. WMU has held classes in person as well as online. Albion College insisted on bringing students back to campus, while Kalamazoo College opted to go online-only.

Despite their different approaches, all three schools experienced outbreaks of COVID-19 at some point during the fall.

You can read the full story here.