Colleges ask students to leave campus amid COVID-19 outbreaks, but experts advise the opposite

It's "the worst thing you can do," said Dr. Anthony Fauci.

September 02, 2020, 9:13 PM

As colleges deal with COVID-19 outbreaks, some are having their students leave campus -- which medical authorities warn is the opposite of what they should be doing.

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx over the weekend advised against residential students -- infected with COVID-19 -- isolating off campus.

"Please isolate at your college," Birx said at a news conference. "Do not return home if you're positive and spread the virus to your family, your aunts, your uncles, your grandparents."

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