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A person on a bike rides by a sign in New York City urging people to stay home in May. As the pandemic drags on, some workers are facing tough choices — balancing potential risks of unwittingly spreading the disease against the possibility of losing pay during a quarantine. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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As Pandemic Stretches On, Revealing Possible Exposure Can Be Costly To Workers

COVID-19 is still spreading in many communities. Test results can be slow. And quarantines are often unpaid. This leaves workers with tough decisions about what to disclose and when to stay home.

At Northeastern University, 11 students were caught hanging out together in one room, in violation of bans on having guests in campus housing and on participating in crowded gatherings. They were all kicked off campus and out of their program for the semester. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Students Accused Of Breaking College COVID-19 Rules Fight Their Punishments

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A person on a bike rides by a sign in New York City urging people to stay home in May. As the pandemic drags on, some workers are facing tough choices — balancing potential risks of unwittingly spreading the disease against the possibility of losing pay during a quarantine. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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As Pandemic Stretches On, Revealing Possible Exposure Can Be Costly To Workers

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Millions of gig workers have come to depend on a government lifeline that's set to expire at the end of the year. Above, a man wearing a face mask walks past a sign saying "now hiring" on May 14 in Arlington, Va. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Millions Of Gig Workers Depend On New Unemployment Program, But Fear It'll End Soon

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