Amid Rising COVID-19 Numbers, Triad Universities Prepare for Students To Return
Triad college students are preparing to return to classes this month amid rising COVID-19 case numbers. Universities have made several changes to prevent students from bringing the virus to campus.
Students at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are all required to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to dorms.
They’re also asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before moving back in. Wake Forest plans to continue the surveillance testing program it launched in the fall. Winston-Salem State will begin its own program this semester.
UNCG will offer free COVID-19 testing to students on campus this spring, but will not require students to get tested regularly.
Classes this semester will be a mix of online and in-person. They’re set to begin on Jan 19 at UNCG, January 27 at Wake Forest, and February 1 at Winston-Salem State.
All three schools delayed the start of spring semester to prevent the spread of the virus.