3/4 of Colleges offering in-person classes don’t have clear COVID testing plans

The vast majority of colleges offering in-person classes don’t have clear COVID testing plans.

Reported by Education Dive, a new report by NPR and Davidson College’s College Crisis Initiative found that only a quarter of mid-sized colleges or larger with enrollments higher than 5,000 students offering in-person classes are also testing students en masse or even through random screenings.

The takeaway? Opening up in-person classes without mass testing capabilities isn’t a plan. It’s roulette. And as we enter the winter months, the odds are going to get even worse.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.