Preparing for monkeypox outbreaks in postsecondary communities: Opinion

Postsecondary institutions should introduce preventative measures as they prepare for monkeypox outbreaks, writes Sylvia Goodman. The spread of the virus could be exacerbated as students return to campus, explains Goodman, as they may participate in new social and sexual networks. The author shares a variety of recommendations on how to prevent outbreaks, including using frequent and direct communication, ensuring that the most vulnerable communities receive information in a sensitive manner, spreading information through “cultural brokers,” and involving student identity groups when drafting health messaging to ensure that it is clear and appropriate. Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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