College sophomore Cameron Lynch has lived the past five months in a single square mile, only venturing outside her home a couple times a week for early-morning or late-night walks.
“It’s already a stressful time to be immunocompromised,” said Lynch, who has Type 1 diabetes, celiac disease and a form of muscular dystrophy. “Now, a good portion of able-bodied people are going back to the way life was, leaving us behind.”
Several weeks ago, Lynch, who attends the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, authored a letter expressing her frustrations and posted it to social media. She never expected the response she would get: Dozens of immunocompromised college students from across the U.S. started reaching out to her, so they formed a support group to share information on the policies their schools were implementing.
Lynch is just one of the thousands of college students with weakened immune systems