How HBCUs Are Responding To The Omicron Variant

 

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has hit society like a ton of bricks this winter and HBCUs are no exception. Here’s how historically Black colleges and universities are responding.

Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Spelman College will continue their strict COVID protocols for the upcoming semester. Morehouse has even shifted to online schooling to begin the 2022 Spring semester.

The Atlanta University Center institutions have been able to keep their COVID rates lower than many other universities in the state of Georgia.

The Atlanta University Center Consortium’s online dashboard said its four schools administered more than 64,000 COVID-19 tests in the fall semester. Those tests resulted in 270 positive results for a 0.4% positive rate.

HBCUs are an interesting focal point when it comes to the pandemic because of the likelihood of spread on college campuses coupled with a historical distrust of vaccines in the Black community.

It’ll be fascinating to see how HBCUs navigate the pandemic with their students moving forward, especially amid the need for additional booster shots and the expectation of additional new variants popping up periodically. Continue Reading

(SOURCE) https://newsone.com/4271423/hbcu-omicron-variant-response/

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