(From The Washington Post) After a year of extraordinary health precautions, colleges and universities across the country are scrambling to ensure that commencements do not become superspreader events. Many schools have opted to again hold only virtual graduations, but those planning to have an in-person event must follow state, local and their own guidelines for how to do so. Some schools are breaking up commencement gatherings into smaller cohorts to comply with restrictions. To stage so many ceremonies, some schools say they are spending about double what commencement usually costs because of extra staffing, security, traffic control and more. Still, schools are mindful that the virus remains dangerous and can spread via crowds and close contact.
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