New College working to prevent COVID-19 from going home with students for the holidays

From WTSP. com, November 17, 2020
SARASOTA, Fla — “Families are needing and wanting their holiday traditions, but that is going to likely lead to the spread more,” Dr. Anne Fisher said.

Fisher is the program director of counseling and wellness and the lead COVID-19 response coordinator for New College of Florida. Right now, she and her team are preparing for students and staff who want to head home for the holidays.

“It’s going to be a tough one for everybody I think this year,” Fisher said.

To help limit the spread this Thanksgiving, New College is offering free coronavirus testing to students and staff. Staff testing will be held at the Sainer Fine Arts Campus from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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