COVID-19 Insurance Issues in the Higher Education Community
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the functioning of higher education institutions nationwide. In March 2020, colleges and universities quickly made the difficult decision to close their campuses and transition to a remote learning model. Now, institutions are grappling with the decision of whether and how to reopen to students in the fall. The chosen approach by colleges and universities may vary, but in all cases, these schools will not look in fall 2020 like they have in years past.
With these institutional policy changes come certain categories of losses and liabilities, many of which colleges and universities have already been incurring, from lost revenue to college tuition refund lawsuits. As higher education institutions look toward the fall, they can expect to feel the impact of the pandemic in both continued and new forms.
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In this webinar, we discuss how higher education institutions can pursue insurance coverage for the losses, costs and potential liabilities that have arisen or are likely forthcoming in light of COVID-19. We discuss the forms of coverage that may apply to various claims under business interruption and liability policies, the areas where coverage may be an uphill battle, and the policy terms that may make all the difference.
- Martin Pentz, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
- Creighton Page, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
- Emily Nash, Associate, Foley Hoag LLP