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Plymouth State University back online, more COVID-19 cases

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Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 10:34 AM EST
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Plymouth State University is the latest higher education institution in New Hampshire to go back to online classes because of a growing number of student COVID-19 cases.

The university said Tuesday it has just about run out of quarantine and isolation space. All campus events, including athletic competitions, have been canceled, and all gatherings have been limited to no more than six people. On-campus dining services are limited to take-out only, and on-campus students may not visit residence halls where they don’t live.

All restrictions are in place until at least Sunday.

In other coronavirus-related developments in New Hampshire:

EMERGENCY ORDERS

Nearly two dozen provisions included in the governor’s pandemic-related emergency orders would become law under a bill before a Senate committee Wednesday.

The bill seeks to codify 23 emergency measures into law. Several relate to schools, including the authorization of emergency remote or hybrid learning, reimbursing school bus owners for delivering meals, and temporarily expanding eligibility for one-year teaching certificates. Another would protect summer camps that temporarily shut down or limited operations because of the pandemic from permanent closure for running afoul of zoning ordinances.

Other provisions focus on municipal government, including measures related to postponing town meetings or elections, the swearing in of local officers and the use of electronic records by local governing bodies.

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