The GW Hatchet gwhatchet.com 21 Sep, 2020 05:00 am

COVID-19 tracking dashboard can help GW respond to pandemic

COVID-19 tracking dashboard can help GW respond to pandemic
Experts said the University’s COVID-19 tracking dashboard will help students and officials make informed decisions about how to handle the pandemic.

Experts in public health data said the University’s COVID-19 tracking dashboard will help students and officials make informed decisions about how to handle the pandemic.Milken Institute School of Public Health researchers developed the University’s diagnostic tests, which will be processed in an on-campus public health lab, the website states.” Viswanath said public health communication during emergencies depends on “three principles of transparency, trust and credibility.The dashboard, which was released last week, will provide daily updates on the 4,000 on-campus community members who are required to be tested weekly, the dashboard’s website states.

As of Sunday, the dashboard showed 10 positive cases after testing 9,453 community members.Foggy Bottom community members voiced concerns last month that off-campus students’ return to the neighborhood could put Foggy Bottom’s elderly community at risk of contracting the virus.

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