BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, forced to start its outdoor group fitness classes late this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, will continue them through September.
University of Alabama freshman Caleb Overstreet has been living under isolation in the university’s Bryce Lawn apartment complex since shortly after he tested positive for COVID-19 at Coleman Coliseum the afternoon of Aug. 27.
He first started experiencing symptoms the prior morning, but said he was only able to get an appointment for a rapid COVID test after calling the university’s coronavirus hotline more than a dozen times and leaving numerous voicemails over two days.
Since then, Overstreet says he has grown increasingly disillusioned with UA’s preparation for, and response to, the school’s massive COVID-19 outbreak. He is particularly critical of the university’s student isolation regime.
“They kind of pretend that once you get it, you don’t exist,” he said in a Wednesday phone interview from inside his isolation room. “It’s like they assigned a single person to manage all the COVID cases. That’s how it feels, like they pumped