Public Media for Central Pennsylvania
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

UNC Chapel Hill Closes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak. Will Others Follow?

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill closed its doors to students less than a week after opening after 130 tested positive for coronavirus.

The positivity rate for students tested was close to 14%. Other colleges, including Colorado College and University of Notre Dame, are experiencing similar outbreaks.

So can colleges open safely? Here & Now‘s Robin Young checks in with George Washington University public health professor and emergency physician Leana Wen about this outbreak and other critical developments in the country’s response to COVID-19.

This article was originally published on

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit