UC efforts reduced campus COVID-19 rates systemwide
According to a new study published in PLOS ONE — a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal — UC’s approach to combatting COVID-19 on its campuses systemwide was effective and successful. Thanks to spread-reduction efforts, a lower proportion of students on UC campuses tested positive for coronavirus than the population in surrounding communities.
“We now have a data-driven assessment of how effective a multi-layered approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19 can be. We hope that this study will inform leaders in other educational and congregate settings about proven best practices for reducing the risks of this dangerous virus,” said Carrie L. Byington, M.D., executive vice president of University of California Health and infectious disease expert.