COVID Policy Misconduct

The novel coronavirus is disrupting and transforming the way people interact, migrate, study, and work. Since its emergence in December 2019, over one million people worldwide have lost their lives, and the number of infected people isn't decreasing. The stubbornly aggressive virus is not hard to catch, and infection rates continue to soar despite global efforts to limit its spread.

With fears of a new surge looming on the horizon, colleges are in crisis-management mode, establishing and updating COVID-19 policies to keep students safe. The ultimate goal of college administrations is to protect their students and staff members from contracting COVID-19. There are two reasons for this; the most important, undoubtedly, is the students' health, while the second is litigation avoidance. Although each college applies a different strategy to cover the bases, there are some implementation issues.

COVID-19 policy misconduct cases in colleges are on the rise and gaining momentum. The safeguards that schools are implementing are causing more harm than good, and students pay the price. At the same time, colleges face a greater degree of financial uncertainty with a sluggish global economy. Even state legislations are evolving to address COVID-related issues in schools and colleges.

Colleges respond to the changes by scrambling to keep contamination rates low or face closures. As a response to growing concerns of contamination, they are imposing harsh sanctions on students.

The Pandemic and Academia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consistently updates guidelines for colleges an