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LaSata resolution calls to end COVID-19 policies in public colleges and universities

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday voted to adopt a resolution opposing COVID-19 mandates in the state’s public colleges and universities.

“For yet another school year, we’re seeing several of Michigan’s public institutions continue to push these policies, which is unfortunate when students have been struggling for two years to get the education they deserve,” said Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Niles, who sponsored the resolution. “As we continue working to strengthen and diversify Michigan’s workforce and economy, we need to improve access to job training and post-secondary education, not add barriers.

Senate Resolution 128 calls on Michigan’s public colleges and universities to end burdensome and confusing COVID-19 mandates and return to policies that focus on student needs and success.

“Students who have earned and deserve a quality education should not again have their lives put on hold as the result of outdated COVID-19 mandates,” LaSata said. “Another year of these policies is not only unnecessary but will continue to cause students to fall behind and take away opportunities from those who have worked hard and are pursuing a career path at one of our state institutions.”