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There are 4 comments on Agganis COVID Testing Site to Close, with 808 Comm Ave Taking On Capacity

  1. This is an unrational decision, covid is spreading and covid numbers are already spiking before it’s even begun to get cold outside. There are more variants that are more contagious than the original covid that we experienced last year. This is a mistake, having less availability for testing is not the way to go. I really hope that we get sent home because the way BU has been handling Covid is unacceptable. This pandemic is not over and taking away precautions for school events that will endanger students is upsetting to say the least. You aren’t thinking about our safety, you’re thinking about the money being “wasted” on the pandemic.

  2. This is so clearly the wrong move. How does closing another testing center make sense when so many students are struggling to book appointments to begin with? I, along with many other students, have been unable to get an appointment for several days because there have not been enough available. Not only does this jeopardize our health, but it also affects our academics since we cannot go to class without an updated green badge. What are we supposed to do when we cannot get a test so we then can’t go to class. I understand there have been many no-shows, but why should that effect students that do show up. Now we only have one testing site on the Charles River Campus, making it much harder to get tested regularly. The Operations Director in this article even dodges all of the questions addressing the need for more appointments and more access (no extra appointments, no expanded hours). We are down to 1/3 of the testing capacity during another huge wave of the pandemic with even more students back on campus. If BU really cared about the health of our community, they would not be making it harder for us to get tested and be safe. This is really disappointing.

  3. As a commuter student this makes it extremely difficult to get an appointment now. I’m not here 24/7 so I can’t just sign up for random appointments in the case of someone canceling. I can see myself and many other students falling into the noncompliance category throughout the semester due to the lack of availability BU is providing.

  4. It is a bit worrying to see less options for student testing. I’ve heard a bunch of student complain that they haven’t been able to book a test within their cadence. “My badge isn’t green but that’s because I couldn’t get an appt until tomorrow. I’m so sorry- can I still come to lecture today?” This is really happening, and it shouldn’t.
    No-shows or late (or early) by more than an hour should be tracked and addressed. Many are booking for whatever time slot they can get and showing up whenever it’s convenient for them. Can nothing be done to free up the system?

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