LI colleges working to send students home for Thanksgiving break with negative COVID-19 tests
With the CDC urging Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of questions about how college students should handle their holiday break.
The holiday usually presents an exciting time for college kids -- a time to go home, see friends and take a break from their studies. But COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into that.
In hopes of easing some stress, schools like Adelphi University are making sure they send their students home without COVID-19.
"Among the strategies that we are employing to mitigate COVID spread for the Thanksgiving holiday -- we are testing all of our residential students prior to their departure from campus to ensure they test COVID negative before they head to their homes," says Dr. K.C. Rondello, of Adelphi's College of Nursing and Public Health.
Students at Adelphi will finish their fall semester remotely and are expected to return to campus at the end of January. But before that, they will have to take another COVID-19 test to get back on campus.