This elite college is building a COVID ‘bubble’—where students are tested 3 times per week, and can’t leave campus
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One is a multi-billion dollar colossus with worldwide broadcasts. The other is a small New England college known for its bucolic campus and demanding coursework. On the face of it, the NBA and Amherst College have little in common. Except this: Both organizations have resumed in-person activities amidst COVID by forming a so-called “bubble.”
For the NBA, this has meant isolating players, support staff and broadcasters in a series of luxury hotels in Orlando. The plan has widely been viewed as a success—well into the playoffs no cases have been reported.
For Amherst, the experiment is far newer but the early results are promising. “Things are going well. About two weeks into the semester, only three members of our community have tested positive; that’s out of … Read More