When staff at the Newton Senior Center learned that individuals over 75 would be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, they knew making appointments online and accessing transportation could be challenging for some.
Boston College has reported its highest number of undergraduate cases of COVID-19 in a single week with 75 positive cases out of 9,628 tests, a positivity rate of .78 percent, according to the University’s COVID-19 dashboard as of Sunday.
Today’s update surpasses the previous high of 88 undergraduate students in isolation, a record set last Friday.
Executive Vice President and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Lochhead sent an email to students on Tuesday attributing the recent rise in COVID-19 cases at Boston College to “students letting their guard down.” If the trend continues, BC may implement further restrictions, including possibly sending students home early for the semester, the email said.
“I was very anxious, excited with anticipation, and I think most of the people I worked with had the same feeling,” Nanci Ginty Butler said. “When it happened it was very emotional, like just a wave of hopeful relief.”
With the turning of a new year, one already defined by both hopes provided by a vaccine and renewed fears due to new virus strains around the world, many question what a spring semester on BC’s campus will hold.
As community members trickle back onto campus for the spring semester, Boston College has resumed its COVID-19 testing, reporting 53 new undergraduate cases of COVID-19 out of 9,983 undergraduate tests performed since Jan. 19, according to its COVID-19 dashboard, a positivity rate of .53 percent. There are currently 56 undergraduate students in isolation as of…
The days of trying to impress potential employers with a firm handshake or an elevator pitch over a cup of coffee are long gone, at least for the time being.
Boston College reported three new undergraduate and seven new non-undergraduate cases of COVID-19 out of 2,245 tests in the Friday update of its COVID-19 dashboard, a community positivity rate of .45 percent.