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COVID-19 Response Strategies at Large Institutes of Higher Education in the United States: A Landscape Analysis, Fall 2020.

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Freeman, S; Nguyen, T-V; Beliveau, J; Chung, RJ; Armstrong, S; Wolfe, C; Cholera, R; Wong, CA
Published in: J Adolesc Health
April 2021

PURPOSE: To examine the pandemic response plans of institutes of higher education (i.e., colleges and universities), including COVID-19 prevention, enforcement, and testing strategies. METHOD: Data from the largest public (n = 50) and private (n = 50) US institutes of higher education were collected from October 30 to November 20, 2020. RESULTS: Most institutes of higher education (n = 93) offered some in-person teaching in the Fall 2020 semester; most adopted masking (100%) and physical distancing (99%) mandates. Other preventive strategies included on-campus housing de-densification (58%), classroom de-densification (61%), mandated COVID-19-related training (39%), and behavioral compacts (43%). Testing strategies included entry testing (65%), testing at regular intervals (32%), population sample testing (46%), and exit testing (15%). More private than public institutes implemented intercollegiate athletics bans, behavioral compacts, and suspension clauses for noncompliance. CONCLUSIONS: Variability in COVID-19 prevention and testing strategies highlights the need for national recommendations and the equitable distribution of sufficient pandemic response resources to institutes of higher education.

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J Adolesc Health

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1879-1972

Publication Date

April 2021

Volume

68

Issue

4

Start / End Page

683 / 685

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Universities
  • United States
  • Sports
  • Public Health
  • Physical Distancing
  • Pandemics
  • Masks
  • Humans
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • COVID-19 Testing
 

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Freeman, S., Nguyen, T.-V., Beliveau, J., Chung, R. J., Armstrong, S., Wolfe, C., … Wong, C. A. (2021). COVID-19 Response Strategies at Large Institutes of Higher Education in the United States: A Landscape Analysis, Fall 2020. J Adolesc Health, 68(4), 683–685. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.01.016
Freeman, Sarah, Thuy-Vi Nguyen, Jessica Beliveau, Richard J. Chung, Sarah Armstrong, Cameron Wolfe, Rushina Cholera, and Charlene A. Wong. “COVID-19 Response Strategies at Large Institutes of Higher Education in the United States: A Landscape Analysis, Fall 2020.J Adolesc Health 68, no. 4 (April 2021): 683–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.01.016.
Freeman S, Nguyen T-V, Beliveau J, Chung RJ, Armstrong S, Wolfe C, et al. COVID-19 Response Strategies at Large Institutes of Higher Education in the United States: A Landscape Analysis, Fall 2020. J Adolesc Health. 2021 Apr;68(4):683–5.
Freeman, Sarah, et al. “COVID-19 Response Strategies at Large Institutes of Higher Education in the United States: A Landscape Analysis, Fall 2020.J Adolesc Health, vol. 68, no. 4, Apr. 2021, pp. 683–85. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.01.016.
Freeman S, Nguyen T-V, Beliveau J, Chung RJ, Armstrong S, Wolfe C, Cholera R, Wong CA. COVID-19 Response Strategies at Large Institutes of Higher Education in the United States: A Landscape Analysis, Fall 2020. J Adolesc Health. 2021 Apr;68(4):683–685.
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Published In

J Adolesc Health

DOI

EISSN

1879-1972

Publication Date

April 2021

Volume

68

Issue

4

Start / End Page

683 / 685

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Universities
  • United States
  • Sports
  • Public Health
  • Physical Distancing
  • Pandemics
  • Masks
  • Humans
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • COVID-19 Testing