Thanksgiving is just over a week away.
For parents of college kids, it’s normally a time of celebration. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues, kids returning home from college campuses is now met with caution.
“If at all possible, it is best to have the kids tested before they come back,” Rebecca Smith, epidemiologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tells WTMJ. “And if they can’t get two tests before they come back, get them tested again once they get home.”
In addition, Smith says it is important for students to try to self-isolate in the days leading up to their trip home.
“We recommend that students get two tests four days apart, and in between those tests, they make sure they’re not doing anything that could lead to infection. So they keep themselves pretty closed down, no social activities. Go to class, get food, and that’s about it.”
For the full interview with Smith on Wisconsin’s Morning News, click in the player above.