BLOOMINGTON, Ind.–Several students have been suspended at Indiana University for violating the school’s coronavirus rules.
The administration says videos showed up online of students partying Saturday when they were celebrating the IU football team’s win over Michigan. Many of the students were seen not wearing a mask and not social distancing.
IU Media Relations Director Chuck Carney says the school is not looking to punish students, but it is looking to keep people safe.
IU is also encouraging departure testing. It is free for students and staff starting November 15th. If a student believes he/she may have coronavirus, they are being encouraged not to come on campus, but rather report their symptoms through the IU Health virtual screening clinic.
After Thanksgiving break, students won’t be back on IU’s campus until February because the spring semester starts online. IU will have mandatory coronavirus testing when students return, just as they did at the start of the fall semester.
They are also requiring all students and employees to get flu shots. IU is offering flu vaccine clinics on all campuses where you can get vaccinated for free.