7 Students Suspended From Utica College After Violating COVID-19 Guidelines

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UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — Earlier this week Utica College removed 7 students from campus after violating their guidelines for COVID-19. The students cannot return for the rest of the fall semester and will be taking their classes virtually. In a statement from the college it reads:

“Earlier this week, Utica College removed seven students from campus and transitioned them to virtual learning for the remainder of the fall semester, due to violations of social distancing guidelines in the residence halls. Through five weeks of the fall semester, we have succeeded in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 on our campus in order to continue in-person classes and activities. This has required an all-in commitment to adhering to social distancing, mask-wearing, and responsible decision-making as well as strict enforcement of the health and safety guidelines included in our Student Pledge. Our students have risen to this challenge. We are glad to have had very few incidents of violations since we began welcoming students back to campus in early August. But when incidents have occurred, we have acted swiftly and with firmness, out of concern for the safety of everyone on our campus, including those involved in the incidents.” – Kelly Adams, VP of Marketing/Communications, Utica College

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