By: Shanlon Wu
The COVID-19 epidemic has thrown everyone’s holiday plans into question, and universities are no exception. Schools are revising their usual policies regarding winter break in effort to accommodate the unique situation that many students face.
As a result, some students are scrambling to change their plans. One question you might be asking yourself: Can’t they make an exception for me or my child? Can I sign a waiver?
For the most part, universities will not make exceptions to their COVID-19 policies, even for the holidays. However, many schools are being flexible on some issues, like housing accommodations.
Contact tracing over the holidays
Contract tracing programs ask people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to provide health officials with a list of all the people they’ve come into contact with over some weeks. This is done so their exposure can be tracked and people can be warned.