Universities Overhaul Spring Semester Plans as Omicron Surges

With the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases, colleges and universities across the country are making spring semester changes to keep the highly transmissible omicron variant away from campus.

While some public health experts said omicron might result in fewer hospitalizations, especially in vaccinated people, the new variant is responsible for a sudden increase in infections. It accounted for about 59 percent of U.S. Covid-19 infections in the week ending Dec. 25, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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