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I think the real calculus going on in the decision making is if the school thinks they can get to mid-October without having to go to virtual classes, which presumably might cause some kids to withdraw and defer a year. Most colleges have pro-rated refund policies and once you get to the mid-point of the semester there are no refunds. So, by mid-October there wouldn't be any repercussions to the school financially for going virtual for the fall semester.


TBW: Good point. If they don't test, it will take weeks for enough people to get hospitalized, and the faculty and staff are more at risk. And they can only do this once; is it worth it?

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