President David Greene joined CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on July 10 to discuss Colby’s plans to reopen the College this fall and to provide 85,000 tests to students and employees in the fall semester. “The idea that is so important about this is to actually be able to identify people who might be infected before they’re actually contagious. That allows us to then quarantine those people, and to contract trace, and to isolate other individuals as we need to,” President Greene said. “And that’s going to really make a difference in terms of being able to ensure that when we have the virus on campus, because we’re sure we’ll have it at times, it won’t be spreading.” 

President Greene also discussed other safety measures Colby is putting into place, such as preventive measures, cleaning protocols, and securing a lease on a hotel for a year as a place for isolation to handle any potential spike in COVID-19 cases.

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