HBCU students keeping COVID-19 count low at their schools

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The daily number of positive COVID-19 tests increased by 3,200 after colleges resumed classes throughout the country

As schools and colleges are reopening nationwide amid the ever present coronavirus pandemic, students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are leading by example when it comes to containing the spread of the virus around their campuses.

According to The Guardian, positive cases of COVID-19 have been low at HBCU’s compared to other colleges around America. Brian Bridges, vice president of research and member engagement for the United Negro College Fund, states that the students are working and cooperating well with school administrators in terms of avoiding large crowds. He also attributes it to the fact that several of these schools are still doing online classes due to lack of resources.

Students and members of the administration at Howard University hold a rally on the campus of the university April 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

“[HBCUs] enroll a population that has been ravaged disproportionately by COVID: an African American population that is predominantly low-income,” says Bridges. He continued by…


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