Despite Strains, Small Colleges Find Advantages In Dealing With COVID-19 On Campus

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Students at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. The pandemic is straining many small American colleges, but some enjoy distinct advantages over their bigger rivals in fighting the spread of the coronavirus on campus.

A smaller student body and shared sense of purpose make it easier to gain compliance with university policies on things such as mask usage and social distancing.

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