PERSPECTIVES: Reopening Campus Requires Special Measures to Keep the Virus in Check

“Test all students on arrival, then again after one to two weeks, and periodically throughout the semester (though where colleges will get all these tests and the personnel to administer them remains a mystery). Isolate students who test positive, trace all close contacts, and quarantine those exposed for two weeks. Maintain physical distancing protocols by reconfiguring residence halls, dining facilities, classrooms, and other gathering places. Require everyone to wear masks in public, insist on frequent hand-washing and good hygiene, disinfect high-touch spaces and surfaces regularly, and restrict travel to and from campus. Identify adequate quarantine space, probably by reserving blocks of hotel rooms.” Read more from The New York Times.

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