Expanding COVID-19 Testing Access at Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Expanding COVID-19 Testing Access at Historically Black Colleges And Universities

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Monday, September 19, 2022 - 12:25pm

CAMPAIGN: Quest For Health Equity

CONTENT: Article

Clark Atlanta University

While many college students have successfully transitioned to online learning, students in underserved communities may face barriers to access, including poor or no internet connection. Others may not thrive in an online environment or may lose out on essential hands-on instruction in labs or workshops. To enable Clark Atlanta University to safely welcome students back to campus in the spring of 2021, Q4HE worked with university officials to implement a COVID-19 testing program.

Together with the university, Q4HE developed an online portal where students, faculty, and staff were able to register for a free COVID-19 PCR test. More than 1,000 students, faculty, and staff members received tests and educational resources, enabling them to more safely participate in academic life on campus.

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