Modeling COVID-19 spread in small colleges

  title={Modeling COVID-19 spread in small colleges},
  author={Riti Bahl and Nicole Eikmeier and Alexandra Fraser and Matthew Junge and F. A. G. Keesing and Kukai Nakahata and Lily Reeves},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
We develop an agent-based model on a network meant to capture features unique to COVID-19 spread through a small residential college. We find that a safe reopening requires strong policy from administrators combined with cautious behavior from students. Strong policy includes weekly screening tests with quick turnaround and halving the campus population. Cautious behavior from students means wearing facemasks, socializing less, and showing up for COVID-19 testing. We also find that… Expand
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