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Published May 04 2021 at 10:00 AM GMT
  • Image: Methodist University Requires COVID-19 Test to Attend Graduation May 4, 6:10 a m Methodist University, in North Carolina, is requiring seniors to be tested for COVID-19 to attend graduation.
  • President Stanley T Wearden posted a message on Twitter that the university had a "legal and a moral obligation" to require the testing.
  • If students are tested negative for COVID-19 this week, they will receive tickets to attend.
  • After a successful effort to minimize COVID-19, the university is seeing a "recent spike in cases" following two weekends of off-campus parties "that failed to follow health and safety protocols.
  • -- Scott Jaschik Saint Vincent College Shelters in Place May 3, 6:15 a m Citing "a significant increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus," including asymptomatic cases, Saint Vincent College, in Pennsylvania, ordered all classes on Thursday afternoon and Friday to be held remotely.



  • Published May 4, 2021 10:00 AM GMT