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3 ways community colleges can support students during the coronavirus crisis

March 19, 2020

Yet community colleges, which receive less government funding per student than public four-year universities, have had fewer resources to prepare for the outbreak. Given that their students also are more likely to be low income and have children than those attending bachelor’s institutions, two-year schools are tasked with addressing the virus on several fronts.

So far, the U.S. has more than 11,200 confirmed cases of the respiratory illness the virus causes, COVID-19, as of Thursday afternoon, according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins University, though health experts agree that a lack of test kits means there are far more cases than have been identified.

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