‘Our plan is to test, trace and treat,’ University of Arizona president says
Coronavirus testing, antibody testing, contact tracing and isolating those who fail are all key parts of the fall 2020 plans at colleges and universities determined to open.
University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins plans to resume in-person classes on Aug. 24 and that all students, faculty and staff will be tested for COVID-19.
He made the announcement while having his blood drawn during a statewide antibody testing initiative the university has launched with the state of Arizona.
“Our plan is to test, trace and treat to present our campus community a flexible and adaptive teaching and learning environment,” Robbins says. “There are many factors that remain beyond our control. However, we are tackling what is within our control to ensure our students have the opportunity for a full on-campus experience.”