(NEW AMERICAN) – Students in the State University of New York (SUNY) system are virtually held hostage by a new campus policy that requires all students to receive a negative COVID-19 test before allowing them to go home for Thanksgiving, ABC News reports.
"The campuses of the State University of New York are among a small number of institutions that are mandating testing as part of its Thanksgiving break plan," ABC News reported earlier this week. "Testing is currently underway across dozens of campuses, with students required to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days before leaving. Students were encouraged to take their test as close to their departure date as possible, with individual campuses coordinating testing schedules."
Once students are home for Thanksgiving, the remainder of the school semester will be remote "because we don't want people traveling back and forth in the cold months," SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras told ABC News.
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