Higher ed’s liability if students get COVID

What is higher ed’s liability if our students and faculty get COVID?

Reported by Education Dive, more and more colleges are looking to their states for liability shields offered to some hospitals and other businesses, both to prevent legislation from students looking for refunds if they close campus, and also from students looking for liability if they come back to campus and catch COVID.

The takeaway? This is absolutely a precarious situation for higher ed. But if the removal of all liability encourages institutions to be careless, and ignore guidelines, why should they be protected if that recklessness does indeed danger their students and staff?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.