Notre Dame reveals new rules due to students' disregard for health protocols

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Following Notre Dame’s win against the Clemson Tigers on Saturday night, the Rev. John I. Jenkins addressed students’ disregard of health protocols when celebrating the football team’s victory.

The Rev. Jenkins consulted with Dr. Mark Fox, St. Joseph County’s Deputy Health Officer, and has come up with new protocols for students to follow to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The University has decided to place a registration hold on the record of any student who fails to appear for testing when asked to do so.

The registration hold will result in the student being unable to matriculate or register for classes next semester or receive a transcript.

Students also may not leave the South Bend area until they have received the results of their exit tests.

Lastly, Father Jenkins stated there will be no tolerance for any gatherings that do not follow health and safety guidelines, on or off campus. Those found responsible for hosting such gatherings will face severe sanctions.

The Rev. Jenkins told the students they will receive addition information about the new protocols in a separate communication on Monday morning.

The University urges students to finish this semester strong by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, washing hands and completing a daily health check.

Father Jenkins himself contracted COVID after attending Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's nomination ceremony on September 26th at the White House Rose Garden. Jenkins was one of several attendees seen not wearing a mask during the event. 

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