Stanford University pivots on bringing first and second year students back to campus for Winter Quarter
On Saturday, based on more widespread testing, Stanford University picked up an uptick in cases of Coronavirus among students at their campus in virus plagued Santa Clara County and changed the decision on bringing first and second year students back to campus this week.
"In a message to the campus community dated Saturday, Stanford leaders cited a recent tenfold increase in coronavirus cases per 100,000 county residents as a major reason for the change in plans. In addition, as of Friday, 43 Stanford students had tested positive for COVID-19 since Jan. 2, according to the university."
This announcement makes clear the benefits of more testing..... more data produces more information and ALLOWS individuals, families, communities and institutions to make better decisions.
Kudos to those who are participating in the testing of residents across the state including Yolo County residents..... but we are still way too low in terms of testing in Yolo County. As of a look a few minutes ago to the Yolo County Coronavirus Dashboards we have had 80,862 people have been tested AT ANY TIME during the pandemic. That is less than half of the Yolo County population of ~ 220,000 has ever been tested.
For the Stanford decision, please see this article in the SF Chronicle: