College campuses and universities across the United States are turning into hotspots for coronavirus spread, and it seems like authorities have a hard time controlling it.
In late August, the University of Wisconsin-Madison started with a move-in program, and since then, there are over 2,000 coronavirus positive students.
The positivity rate on the campus is over 10%. All students are restricted to essential activities, while the infected ones are provided with isolated housing.
Keir Metter, a freshman who tested positive to COVID-19 and has mild symptoms said, “They can’t send everyone home, because we’ll spread it all across the country if we do. Obviously, I don’t want to have COVID, but it seemed kind of inevitable.”
The diagnostic testing on campus is free for all students, and since the newest events, it is mandatory.
Students who live in off-campus sororities and fraternities are also getting tested.
According to the University Chancellor Rebecca Blank, they expect to have an increase in new cases in the next weeks, as more than 380 students are under investigation for violating the rules, and some are even suspended.
Isolation housing is one of the best ways to prevent the virus from spreading, but everyone must respect the protective measures.