By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Republic
As thousands of college students arrive at their dorm rooms at Arizona’s three public universities, they bring with them an inevitability: Some will get sick with COVID-19.
Colleges have prepared for this eventuality, with plans for isolation rooms or whole dormitories designated for sick students. They plan to deliver meals to sick students, clean rooms and notify their contacts.
At Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, students moving into the dorms have to be tested before coming to campus or immediately upon arrival. At the University of Arizona, students moving into the dorms will receive rapid tests when they get to campus.
NAU’s semester started virtually Aug. 12, and classes begin on campus Aug. 31.