Indiana University (IU) will require its 48,514 students to have exit testing as they head home for the Thanksgiving break.
"Today we're urging everybody to make a hard choice this Thanksgiving".
Philadelphia averaged 721 new cases of COVID-19 per day last week, the highest since the pandemic began.
"We're encouraging students to head home for the holidays as soon as they can", says Dave Isaacs with Ohio State's Office of Student Life. Students then must wait for a second negative test to return to their in-person classes and resume campus activities.
The governors of seven Northeastern states, including NY, urged colleges in the region to provide testing for all students traveling home for Thanksgiving.
Due to the pandemic, students who have traveled home during the break are advised to stay home until the following spring semester.
The joint statement comes from Wolf, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Delaware Gov. John Carney, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.
Additional information is available on UB's COVID-19 website.
"Tomorrow a message from the Department of Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel will be sent to 4.5 million phone lines across MA. reminding residents of the increased risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 over the coming holiday season", Sudders said. I'm thankful for the cooperation in our region, and will continue to urge Delawareans to do what works.
Julia Pepin, a sophomore electrical engineering major, was surprised by how many students wore masks this semester.
The changes were introduced in response to a significant increase in University COVID-19 cases.
This is why doubling up on protective efforts like masks and social distancing is still important.
UWindsor is fully approved to welcome back its global student population after accepting very few since the end of the last academic year, the school said this week. "This collaborative approach among Northeastern states will help us flatten the curve and contain spread over the Thanksgiving holiday".
These numbers definitely have to be considered when deciding what to do with students in both high school and post-high school education.
The distribution of coronavirus vaccines in a large country with more than 325 million people is a very big lift, but Dube said OR has had "the best minds working on this" logistical challenge for months. A handful are even allowing them to return to campus after the break.
"The tests will be conducted using lateral flow devices that have recently been approved for use as a screening device for Covid-19". By Sept. 1, after the first week of class, more than 1,200 people had been infected on campus. There is also growing evidence that the more time children spend outside of school increases the risk of mental health harm and affects their ability to truly learn.
Students were also advised not to travel if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have "tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test, or have had close contact in the past 14 days with a person who has tested positive or has symptoms of COVID-19". The reason that number isn't higher: students can complete their classes and take their final exams remotely this year, so they don't have to return to campus until January.
Top Boston University administrators sat on a Back2BU Zoom meeting Thursday night and answered pressing questions from students and parents about the spring 2021 semester, ranging from housing protocols for next semester to whether there will be a 2021 Commencement ceremony to the plan for distributing a coronavirus vaccine this spring. A coalition of seven governors in the Northeast this week encouraged colleges to provide testing for all students traveling home for Thanksgiving break to "the maximum extent possible". Later that month, the university announced it was closing campus to all students except those who had a need to remain on campus.