Colby’s plan for reopening campus in late August was covered by Mainebiz in a July 2 article titled “Bates, Colby roll out fall semester plans; 85,000 COVID-19 tests planned.” While Bates and Colby are implementing several similar strategies in regards to move-in dates, dining, and academics, Mainebiz noted that “Colby’s approach is especially rigorous” in regards to testing. “Students will be tested prior to arrival with self-administered kits provided by Colby, and all members of the college community will be tested three times during the opening weeks of the semester. After that, tests will be conducted twice a week,” Mainebiz wrote, referring to a letter from President Greene.

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