Live
News
Trending
Search
Statistics
We monitor pandemic related news globally.
We monitor pandemic related news globally.

College virus testing reviewed; Nantucket battling COVID-19

A pandemic of a disease is a disease that is prevalent over a whole country or the world. Our site monitors pandemic related news globally.Check back often for new updates.
We have launched a COVID-19 statistics center. Click statistics on the menu bar below.

College virus testing reviewed; Nantucket battling COVID-19

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday the state is currently reviewing all of the protocols associated with testing and contact tracing and isolation and quarantining at colleges and universities in Massachusetts following a coronavirus outbreak at Boston College last week.

Baker said the state had put in place what he described as a “very robust platform” for testing and contact tracing at the more than 100 colleges in the state.

With regular testing going on at the vast majority of those campuses, the state has seen a low rate of transmission, the Republican said at an afternoon press conference. He said the state plans to be in touch again with colleges.

“Clearly we need to make sure we stay on top of this,” he said.

Boston College last week announced it was suspending activities for its men’s and women’s swimming and diving program after some team members tested positive for the coronavirus. A college spokesperson said the athletes who tested positive were in isolation.

Overall, the state continues to have one of the lowest positive test rates in the country, something Baker credited to residents adhering to key public health guidelines like wearing a mask in public and maintaining social distance.

“While they may seem annoying at times and pedantic, they are effective,” he said. “The people of Massachusetts have done an extraordinary job staying vigilante.”Baker said there has been another benefit of the effort made to protect against the transmission of the coronavirus. He said health professionals have been seeing far fewer cases of traditional respiratory diseases like sore throat, strep throat and earaches.___NANTUCKET JOB SITESHealth officials in Nantucket are planning to […]

Join us on Reddit

Be part of our community, share and discuss all virus outbreak matters.
Trending News
  • VERIFY: Yes, it's normal for viruses to mutate VERIFY: Yes, it’s normal for viruses to mutate
  • The Latest: Europe tightens restrictions as leaders wage long virus fight The Latest: Europe tightens restrictions as leaders wage long virus fight
  • HIV up close: Unprecedented view of virus reveals essential steps for causing AIDS HIV up close: Unprecedented view of virus reveals essential steps for causing AIDS
  • South Africa says it has secured 20m virus vaccines South Africa says it has secured 20m virus vaccines
  • Polish leader has virus, apologizes to those who must quarantine Polish leader has virus, apologizes to those who must quarantine
  • Virus cases top 23,000 in county Virus cases top 23,000 in county
  • Disease might have spread to wild rabbits in Southwest Colorado Disease might have spread to wild rabbits in Southwest Colorado
  • Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virus Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virus
  • Trump now in open dispute with health officials as virus rages Trump now in open dispute with health officials as virus rages
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital president: Latest virus surge 'sobering' Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital president: Latest virus surge ‘sobering’
  • Colleges Plan for Virus Testing, But Strategies Vary Widely Colleges Plan for Virus Testing, But Strategies Vary Widely
  • Poll workers across U.S. contract virus, but Election Day link unclear Poll workers across U.S. contract virus, but Election Day link unclear
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!