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State University Of New York Requires Students Test Negative Before Leaving Campus For Thanksgiving

In this Jan. 27, 2017, file photo, a student goes about his day on the Buffalo State College campus in Buffalo, N.Y. Students attending college at one of New York's public universities in the spring of 2021 will have to quarantine at home for a week first and be tested for COVID-19 when they arrive on campus, officials announced Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (Carolyn Thompson/AP)
In this Jan. 27, 2017, file photo, a student goes about his day on the Buffalo State College campus in Buffalo, N.Y. Students attending college at one of New York's public universities in the spring of 2021 will have to quarantine at home for a week first and be tested for COVID-19 when they arrive on campus, officials announced Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (Carolyn Thompson/AP)

Millions of students at colleges and universities around the country are preparing for Thanksgiving break, a time when most of them would usually leave campus. This year, however, the surging coronavirus pandemic has complicated the annual student exodus.

At The State University of New York system, known as SUNY, all students will be required to provide proof of negative test results before they’re allowed to leave.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Jim Malatras, chancellor of the State University of New York system.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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