College plans for returning students depend on 'responsible' behavior
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, local colleges are bringing students back to campus for the fall semester. Dr. Nancy Nielsen, Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, gives general approval of the plans. She says the region's lowering rate of coronavirus infections is the main reason for optimism, but there are concerns. Nielsen points to problems at the University of North Carolina where the campus was quickly closed after dozens of students tested positive for the coronavirus. The only way for local campuses to remain open, she maintains, is for students to act responsibly: wear masks, wash your hands and stay clear of large gatherings.