350 UMass students could face discipline for violating COVID-19 protocols

By: | February 11, 2021

Hundreds of students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst could face disciplinary action after officials said they disregarded Covid-19 protocols, contributing to a spike in cases and a number of new restrictions at the school.

Weeks into the spring semester, the university has referred 354 students to the school’s conduct office for violating guidelines related to everything from masks to social distancing, school leaders said.

All could be suspended, removed from campus housing, placed on probation or reprimanded, according to the university. It is not clear when students will learn their fates.

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