The Key to Safe and Sustained College Reopenings
To help reopen America’s K-12 schools, the Biden administration recently announced it will invest $10 billion to support COVID-19 testing for young people and their teachers. While this is a step in the right direction, students enrolled in higher education institutions must not be forgotten. As a population that is young and relatively healthy, most college students will continue waiting to be vaccinated, underscoring the continuing need for them to know their status and take steps to isolate if they’ve been infected by the virus.
Originally published: May 10, 2021
Author: Julianne Malveaux
Position: President Emerita
Institution: Bennett College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed