More Than 6,600 Coronavirus Cases Have Been Linked to U.S. Colleges
Weiyi Cai, Danielle Ivory, Mitch Smith, Alex Lemonides, and Lauryn Higgins, The New York Times
As college students and professors decide whether to head back to class, and as universities weigh how and whether to reopen, the coronavirus is already on campus.
A New York Times survey of every public four-year college in the country, as well as every private institution that competes in Division I sports or is a member of an elite group of research universities, revealed at least 6,600 cases tied to about 270 colleges over the course of the pandemic. And the new academic year has not even begun at most schools.