Nonprofit Launches Pilot Program To Help HBCUs Safely Reopen Amid The Pandemic

Christel Deskins

The reopening plans for many colleges and universities in Georgia and across the country are fluid. Top leaders of higher education institutions are trying to figure out how they can open their campus for in-person instruction, all while protecting the health of their staff and students. Dr. Blythe Adamson, an […]

The reopening plans for many colleges and universities in Georgia and across the country are fluid. Top leaders of higher education institutions are trying to figure out how they can open their campus for in-person instruction, all while protecting the health of their staff and students.

Dr. Blythe Adamson, an infectious-disease epidemiologist, says a new nonprofit called Testing for America is trying to help.

On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Adamson, who also serves an adviser for Testing for America, told show host Rose Scott that the organization is made up of volunteers who are scientist, business leaders and researchers who are pooling together their resources to help colleges combat COVID-19 testing issues.

During the conversation, Adamson talked about a partnership between The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and The United Negro College Fund that was launched to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities reopen safely.

Adamson also talked about the need for lowering the costs for COVID-19 tests and the ways schools can address the labor and logistics of testing on campus.

Guest:

  • Dr. Blythe Adamson, an infectious-disease epidemiologist, an economist and a Testing for America adviser

To listen to the full conversation, please click the audio player above.

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