College students prepare to return to class after Winter Break

College students prepare to return to class after Winter Break
Officials say testing will start in two weeks and if students don’t comply their student ID card will be suspended until they do. (Source: Live 5 News)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - College students are returning to class after Winter Break and both the Citadel and College of Charleston are actively planning strategies to stave of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.

The Citadel says their cadets at will start returning to campus Wednesday.

In an effort to combat coronavirus cases, school officials say the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will return on a staggered schedule over a three day period. They say each cadet will be tested for the virus upon arrival.

Cadets and their families are invited to a virtual town hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday which school officials say will answer any questions about move-in and testing.

That town hall can be found at the Citadel’s Facebook page.

College of Charleston leaders say they are also working to stop the spread of COVID-19 by doing random testing each week.

Officials say testing will start in two weeks and if students don’t comply their student ID card will be suspended until they do.

40% of classes are being offered fully online this semester at the College of Charleston and officials say all other classes are a combination of in-person and hybrid.

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