University Business

University policies may compensate students, parents for housing and other facility closings due to COVID-19

As public health officials warned of the emergent spread of COVID-19, institutions of higher learning have been taking unprecedented steps to protect the health of students and faculty. Many universities have transitioned to remote learning and, to the extent possible, have closed their physical campuses, including student housing.

Universities are considering whether they are legally liable to compensate students for the closure of housing and other campus facilities, which students expected to use for an entire semester or academic year. Does insurance cover that?

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