This change in policy demonstrates how leaders have to balance the public’s desire to return to normalcy (e.g. more students in-person) with the ever-present dangers of COVID-19 (e.g. the possibility of mass transmission of the virus).
It’s widely known that if a student living on-campus tested positive for the virus, they will be moved to a specially designated quarantine dorm. Other than that, not much else is known about what COVID-19 housing procedures look like.