‘The question is whether colleges can bring them under control’

Hundreds of colleges across the U.S. are forging ahead with open campuses despite various coronavirus outbreaks early in the semester.

“I think it’s fair to have expected a lot of cases on campus,” Robert Kelchen, associate professor of higher education at Seton Hall University, told Yahoo Finance. “The question is whether colleges can bring them under control through testing, tracing, and quarantining.”

The next two weeks will be critical in determining whether colleges’ strategies are truly paying off for the more than 600 schools that are conducting classes in person this fall, according to Kelchen.

The situation on the ground