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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

SUNY Students Who Break COVID-19 Rules Could Face Expulsion

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The group that oversees state universities in New York has released new guidelines for schools to enforce if students break COVID-19 rules.

Ignoring quarantine orders, refusing to wear a mask or throwing parties are all grounds for punishment.

Students could face suspension from campus housing and classes, or even expulsion from the university.

Student gatherings on and off campus are the target of the new SUNY guidelines.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.