The university said in a statement it is increasing testing and contact tracing, adding that the classroom is the safest place for a student.
BOISE, Idaho — A White House Coronavirus Task Force report is recommending Boise State University and two other universities switch to online or remote learning.
The Task Force is making this recommendation due to the high positivity rate among college age students in the counties where the universities are located in.
Boise State University released a statement on Friday stating it will not be switching to online learning. However, the university does plan on ramping up testing, education on preventing the spread of COVID-19, and contact tracing.
The main reason why the task force report recommended a switch to online learning for the school is because of the rate of 18-24-year old’s testing positive for COVID-19.
In Ada County, the report states the test positivity rate