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The American College Health Association Issues Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education as Students Return Home after the Fall Semester

October 31, 2020

On October 29, 2020, the American College Health Association (the “ACHA”) released a guide containing a useful set of considerations for colleges and universities as their students return home at end of the fall academic term. It provides helpful information for all higher education institutions, whether an institution has chosen to end the on-campus experience for the fall semester at Thanksgiving break, or if it plans to continue on-campus classes after Thanksgiving. The guide addresses areas such as campus health services, student health promotion and educational messaging, travel advice, arrival at home advice for students, and medical/mental health and well-being while at home. Click here to link to the ACHA guide.

If you have questions regarding any aspects of higher education law and considerations regarding having students on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, feel free to contact Hayley B. Dryer at (516) 357-3745 or via email at, Kevin P. McDonough at (516) 357-3787 or via email at, James G. Ryan at (516) 357-3750 or via email at, or Dina L. Vespia at (516) 357-3726 or via email at

Please note that this is a general overview of developments in the law and does not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein creates an attorney-client relationship between the sender and recipient.


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