As students are gearing themselves to return home for winter break, the concern shifts to ensuring that students will not be a source of virus transmission when interacting with their families and local community during the holiday season. The university has offered students pre-departure testing on Monday and Tuesday at no additional cost, and between the two days, 541 students got pre-departure testing after about 600 registered for the testing option last week. With talk of a vaccine and preparations for a safe spring semester well underway, the prospects for the spring semester seem much more prosperous than the ones faced three months ago.Photo Credit: Will Zimmerman/Old Gold & BlackClick the link in our bio to read more from Rafael Lima (’21).

As students are gearing themselves to return home for winter break, the concern shifts to ensuring that students will not be a source of virus transmission when interacting with their families and local community during the holiday season. The university has offered students pre-departure testing on Monday and Tuesday at no additional cost, and between the two days, 541 students got pre-departure testing after about 600 registered for the testing option last week. With talk of a vaccine and preparations for a safe spring semester well underway, the prospects for the spring semester seem much more prosperous than the ones faced three months ago.Photo Credit: Will Zimmerman/Old Gold & BlackClick the link in our bio to read more from Rafael Lima (’21).