For the last two years, college and university administrators have welcomed the start of the fall semester with a mix of excitement and trepidation about the coronavirus pandemic.
This year, even as COVID-19 continues to spread, colleges are confronting another public health threat: monkeypox, which so far has predominantly afflicted men who have sex with men but can spread through skin-to-skin contact to anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
It’s unclear whether the college social scene will hasten monkeypox’s spread. Yet on several college campuses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, specific guidance and policies about monkeypox are still being refined, with a couple of schools having yet to release updated information even as students prepare for move-in.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Erin McCarthy
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