Campuses open, COVID-19 infections spread

According a research project at Davidson College, as of 17 August more than 1,100 four-year colleges and universities were bringing students back to campus in some form with almost 600 of those “primarily in person.” Less than 100 were “fully in person.” Almost 800 reported being “primarily online.”

Nature calls this a “vast unplanned pandemic experiment.”

This non-exhaustive list hints at the next month:

Colorado

  • Colorado College: 155 students in one dorm in quarantine after one student tested positive and then students did not follow “enhanced social distancing protocols”

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Indiana

  • University of Notre Dame – classes suspended eight days after fall term began; 146 students and a staff member test positive.

Iowa

Kansas

  • Bethel College: 482 people have been tested in the county; 50 from Bethel College are positive, including 43 students; 22 student-athletes; and seven faculty members. That’s almost 10% of the student body.

Massachusetts

Mississippi

Missouri

  • St. Louis University: 22 students tested positive during move-in week; SLU has set aside 150 beds for isolation and quarantine housing

Kentucky

North Carolina

Oklahoma

Tennessee

Wyoming

 

Written by Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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