University of Alabama Issues Over 600 COVID Sanctions
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Lacey Beasley
Hundreds of students at the University of Alabama are facing a penalty for disobeying campus guidelines put in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
In all, 33 students have been suspended from campus while their cases are pending. Penalties for thwarting COVID guidelines differ depending on severity of the student’s case.
One student organization is pending suspension and three others have received COVID-related sanctions.
One UA student agrees that if an organization is putting others in danger, it should be shut down.
“Alabama has asked them not to do it, and if it is causing problems, like it can hurt other people, then they shouldn’t be doing it,” said Faith Roberts. “So maybe it should be shut down if it is affecting things negatively.”
There is no word yet if refunds will be given to those students facing suspension.