Data: Most colleges not regularly testing students for COVID-19

More than two out of three colleges with some in-person classes are not doing regular testing of students for COVID-19, reports NPR’s Elissa Nadworny, citing data from more than 1,400 colleges compiled by the College Crisis Initiative at Davidson College.

“Some have no clear testing plan; others are only testing asymptomatic students,” she said.

More colleges are not conducting widespread testing, she added, because “the CDC’s guidelines didn’t recommend it.” Then there’s the price of testing, which Terry Hartle of the American Council on Education called “an expensive undertaking.”

Listen to Nadworny’s report by clicking here.