Holy Cross Plan for Fall Semester Nov 29, 2020 7:43:50 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by hcpride on Nov 29, 2020 7:43:50 GMT -5
Two links to the same article, perhaps one will be beyond the paywall
/\ /\ Three mysterious (given the data and science) notions a few folks had regarding residential colleges and covid were that kids/staff on campus would necessarily die if colleges campuses were open; kids on campus were far more likely to get infected than kids enrolled and living off campus or not enrolled at all; and that kids on campus would necessarily infect the elderly and ill members of the surrounding community (thus killing some of them).
Combine that with the powerful forces of emotion and inertia and you’ll see the closings we saw in the spring...some of which continued in the fall.
It is also true testing kids on campus can be a component in the effort to limit the spread of a virus on campus as the articles note. The twice ( or more) a week strategy and the survey strategy and everything in between.
As a point of scientific interest I would note that here on Long Island, the 100+ high school campuses have NOT been locales for the spread of Covid. [folks had the same fears and emotions regarding high school campus reopenings as were expressed regarding college campus openings] Masks are mandatory and social distancing, temp checks, other mitigations are attempted . There is no testing ( beyond the usual available in the community).