Tag: Colleges

Orange Coast College’s $113-million Student Union, College Center near completion

Orange Coast College has been a relative ghost town since students transitioned to distance learning in March during the coronavirus pandemic, but for work crews, planners and designers the past few months have been busier than ever.

And that work is beginning to bear fruit as officials with Orange Coast — still mainly closed as online instruction continues through the fall — announce the completion of several major building projects on the Costa Mesa campus that have been in the pipeline for more than a decade.

Without the usual fanfare of a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public unveiling, work wrapped up

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As colleges battle COVID outbreaks, Fauci warns them not to send students home

by Robin Foster, E.j. Mundell

As colleges battle COVID outbreaks, fauci warns them not to send students home

Colleges across America struggled to control coronavirus outbreaks on campus, even as Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Wednesday that sending students home after an outbreak is “the worst thing you could do.”

Universities continue to be hit with alarming infection rates, and many have already switched to online learning, the Washington Post reported. In some instances, students have been told to move out of their dorms and return home, the newspaper said.

But Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, told NBC’s “Today” show that it was important to ensure that infected students are placed

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U.S. Colleges: What to Do With Students and Coronavirus on Campus?

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A consensus is building among public health experts that it’s better to keep university students on campus after a Covid-19 outbreak rather than send them home as many are doing.

It’s easier to isolate sick or exposed students and trace their contacts if they stay put, said Ravina Kullar, epidemiologist and spokesperson for Infectious Diseases Society of America. Sending students home risks exposing other people there as well as along the way, and makes

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