Reopening Colleges and Universities During COVID-19

Crystal Watson Robert Robbins Aminta Breaux Julio Frenk Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Presenters' slides (PDF)

Webinar transcript (PDF)



The eleventh COVID-19 Conversations webinar covered the variety of considerations being weighed before reopening colleges and universities in fall 2020, including the role of testing and contact tracing, responding to outbreaks, if sports can safely resume, and other strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while allowing education to continue.

Our Expert Panel:

  • Crystal Watson, DrPH, MPH (Moderator) — Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Robert Robbins, MD — President, University of Arizona
  • Aminta Breaux, PhD — President, Bowie State University
  • Julio Frenk, MD, PhD — President, University of Miami
  • Eloy Ortiz Oakley, MBA — Chancellor, California Community Colleges

Webinar #10: Learning to Treat COVID-19 — Clinical Trials and Developing Therapeutics

Webinar #9: The Road to Immunity During COVID-19 — Developing and Distributing a Vaccine

Webinar #8: Summer of COVID-19 — Mitigating Direct and Indirect Impacts in the Coming Months

Webinar #7: Toward the 'New Normal' — Protecting Public Health as America Reopens 

Webinar #6: COVID-19 and Health Equity — Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts

Webinar #5: COVID-19 Testing: Possibilities, Challenges and Ensuring Equity

Webinar #4: Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19

Webinar #3: Emerging Evidence on Spread and Treatment

Webinar #2: The Science of Social Distancing, Part 2

Webinar #1: The Science of Social Distancing, Part 1