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Amy C. Foerster, a co-chair of the Higher Education Practice Group and a partner in the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the May 18, 2020 Forbes article, "Who Is Responsible If a University Reopens and a Student Dies From COVID-19?"
Amy Foerster, Partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Co-Chair of its Higher Education Practice Group, agrees. "Colleges and universities are going to follow guidelines from the CDC, public health officials and other experts. They will have plans in place to respond if there is a case on campus or outbreak in the local community," she said. "But they cannot shield students from the risk of infection and should not be expected to do so. Students are going to have to play a leading role in protecting their health and the health of others, on campus and off."