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(CNN)Columbia University says it has temporarily banned at least 70 students for violating the New York City school’s Covid-19 travel policy.
The MBA students traveled to Turks and Caicos, according to Columbia University spokesman Christopher Cashman.
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That violated the school’s Covid-19 health compact, a protocol which restricts any official or organized group travel until further notice, Cashman said.
“The Turks & Caicos trip was a group event that violated this policy and thus was met with disciplinary action,” Cashman said.
Coronavirus case counts are surging, with 2.7 million new infections since the beginning of November. Friday alone saw more than 195,500, the most in a single day yet. More than 250,000 Americans have died from Covid-19.