North Central College in the News
North Central College’s COVID-19 surveillance testing featured in Daily Herald
Sep 09, 2020
Dr. Kimberly Sluis discussed protocols to help keep campus safe
North Central College has launched a weekly surveillance testing process for students, faculty and staff members as part of its ongoing strategy to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus on campus. Members of the College community are being selected at random for the testing, in which about 5 percent of the general campus population and 10 percent of students living in residence halls are tested. Individuals selected for the surveillance testing are notified via email and asked to choose a 15-minute time slot on their designated testing day.
Dr. Kimberly Sluis, vice president of student affairs and strategic initiatives at North Central College, interviewed with the Daily Herald on this topic, where she discussed how these safety protocols are going thus far.
“The process is "off to a great start" and will continue through the fall semester,” said Sluis. “Our goal from the beginning has been that we will support a community where individuals hold each other accountable for healthy behavior. That strategy is working well. However, we have also been clear that individuals who put the community at risk will be held accountable."