Colleges and universities across the United States continue to deal with COVID-19 outbreaks. And some college wants their students to head home. But experts are advising against it, telling students to stay on campus.
- For example, North Carolina State University asked students living on campus to go home, New York Daily News reports.
- Meanwhile, about 300 students were under put under quarantine on Utah State University’s Logan campus this week after officials detected rising levels of COVID-19 in wastewater, according to the Deseret News.
- “Please isolate at your college. Do not return home if you’re positive and spread the virus to your family, your aunts, your uncles, your grandparents,” Birx said in a news conference.
Birx reiterated the idea in a White House phone call with governors.
- “It’s really important that you check in with your university presidents to make sure they also have an isolation and care plan for students who become positive, even if they have moved to online.”
- “It’s really important that these students are continuously tested, isolated and cared for and don’t return to their multi-generational households where they could dramatically increase spread, particularly over the Labor Day weekend.”
- “Keep them at the university in a place that’s sequestered enough from the other students, but don’t have them go home because they could be spreading it in their home state.”