• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Rich Barlow, an older white man with dark grey hair and wearing a grey shirt and grey-blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on University to End Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing; Lab Will Continue to Process Specimens for Those with Symptoms

  1. How do we know the transmission dynamics when we do not test. BU did great so far but closing the testing sites and the mask mandate at the same time does not make sense. How about removing the masks and then after we collected enough data closing the testing sites. Now we are flying blind and probably making decisions based on nothing.

  2. Take a look at The College of the Holy Cross – positivity and illness greatly increased – 100 cases today! Final exams going online – very disappointed in BU – without testing you are putting everyone at risk

  3. 11% positivity and over 400 new cases per day in Boston, are those the “changing pandemic conditions” you’re talking about? I would include the BU numbers, but the dashboard has been taken down, so now we’ll never know how bad it’s getting on campus.

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