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Colleges plan more in-person graduations, classes

March 29, 2021

More than a year after colleges and universities first went online due to the pandemic, many are now lifting safety restrictions and planning for in-person events. Health officials at those institutions say circumstances have changed.

The University of Arizona, for instance, is planning to soon allow 100 people in every in-person class, up from the previous cap of 50.

Richard Carmona, leader of the university’s re-entry task force and former surgeon general of the United States, said the public health team is closely monitoring student data and decided conditions were safe enough to move to this phase of restrictions.

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