Colleges Bet On "Pods" and Peer Pressure to Contain Covid This Fall
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Now that August is here, and reopening plans for colleges and universities seem less abstract, the reality is starting to really set in about what campuses will actually be like in the fall. Expect restrictions on social contact - one of the big draws for many students living on, or near, campus.

In the CT Mirror’s “Viewpoints” section today, in the latest installment of the “Millennial Pulse” series, our Steady Habits producer Jessica Freedman asks, “Will Social Distancing on Campuses Become the New Peer Pressure?” She writes about schools’ plans for “family pods” - a kind of predetermined social circle for each student, as a way to cut down on close contact.

Neither Jess, nor the students she talked to, are so sure this plan will work. 

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