Over the previous two years, Okay–12 colleges have carried out a spread of steps geared toward slowing the unfold of Covid-19, together with masks necessities, testing for each asymptomatic and symptomatic people, quarantining and isolation, contact tracing, open home windows, air purifiers, plexiglass boundaries, schedule adjustments geared toward “cohorting” or decreasing constructing occupancy, and closures. With vaccinations extensively out there and the Omicron variant principally waning, ought to colleges now return to regular? Which, if any, of those pandemic-response measures needs to be dropped, and which, if any, needs to be stored? When, and underneath what circumstances?
Our discussion board on the subject options three essays: one by Paymon Rouhanifard, CEO of Propel America and former college superintendent in Camden, New Jersey, and Dr. Shira Doron, an epidemiology specialist and affiliate professor at Tufts College Faculty of Medication; one other by Gerard Bossard, a public college educator, and Dr. Douglas Rothman, professor at Yale College Faculty of Medication; and a 3rd by John Bailey, visiting fellow on the American Enterprise Institute.