UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said its part of the University's overall culture of trying to make a healthy environment for students, faculty and staff amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Some students will be second guessing themselves to whether or not they want to commit to a full semester of online or defer their studies".
All students must test negative in order to enter into student living or campus buildings.
"We fully activated the University of Ghana Sakai Learning Management System (LMS), arranged with Vodafone Ghana to distribute limited data to enable faculty and students to work off campus", he said.
It's doable - but hardly cheap, costing between $120 to $910 per student - or at least $6.9 million for a three month semester.
These aren't the only changes to students' college lives. Garvey indicated the university is equipped to care for a "smaller cohort" of students.
Ave Maria University, a Catholic university in Collier County, noted in its fall reopening plan that in addition to coaches and players, athletic department staff members will undergo COVID-19 testing.
If a student tests positive, the university has set aside beds for quarantining those students who live in a residence hall.
If screening was only done weekly, it would take longer for cases to be identified, but they would only go up. The researchers also suggested that colleges use tests with high specificity to reduce the number of false-positives that result from multiple screenings.
Penn will also require students to enroll in PennOpen Pass, a daily symptom tracking program.
Screening that way would also lead to the entire student body getting infected - knowingly or unknowingly - before they even made it through 80 days of school.
"I recognize that the decision to move to a phased return to campus in Athens and to expand our hybrid approach on our regional campuses will have significant impacts for our students' planning", Nellis said.
But the cost would nearly certainly be prohibitively.
Students will return to campus Monday and Tuesday to get tested and drop off their belongings. Visitors will have to visit a testing center of their choosing and the results must not be older than 4 days before the visit.
In the email sent to the university community on Friday, President Garvey said that the Roadmap 20/21 team is addressing additional followup questions, and that updates on issues will be provided early next week.