During the Fall semester, students move to many different areas of the world to attend college or University, causing great concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students may travel from a high-risk area to a college located in a lower risk area, therefore, putting increasing the chances of spreading the virus among campus. Students traveling from a high-risk area should be tested for COVID-19 before moving to college dorms or attending classes on campus. Generally speaking, all students should be tested before arriving at school for the Fall semester. However, students from high-risk areas are the greatest concern when it comes to testing. Though it may seem wrong to discriminate on student locations, it is important to take precautions so that low-risk areas avoid a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Whether students are traveling from a high-risk area or a low-risk area should not be a deciding factor when it comes to the re-opening of college campuses. Students should avoid attending college campuses until the number of COVID-19 cases has decreased significantly. Once the number of cases goes down for a significant amount of time, and students can go back to on-campus learning, students will be allowed to travel anywhere to attend the school of their choice without having to undergo COVID-19 testing or other obstacles to attend school. Students should feel safe when they are away from home, and with the stresses of COVID-19 on students and staff, it will be harder for them to succeed when they feel they are unsafe from the virus.