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Hearings scheduled in Albany to look at pandemic impact on colleges in New York

Lawmakers in New York are planning a hearing on the impact COVID-19 has had on higher education.

The hearing will be held by the Higher Education Committees of the state Assembly and Senate.

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It comes as public universities and college campuses are weighing ways to effectively reopen.

Public college campuses were closed in March as the pandemic began to spread through New York.

Distancing learning for college students is likely easier. But there are complicating factors for higher education institutions as well: Students need access to laboratories and libraries, physical spaces where social distancing and mask wearing will be necessary, according to Spectrum News.

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