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Five Dorms at U. Connecticut Placed Under Quarantine After Large Party

Five Dorms at U. Connecticut Placed Under Quarantine After Large Party

“It was reported that the people at the gathering were not social distancing”

Over 30 students tested positive for COVID and it’s being attributed to ‘off-campus gatherings.’

NBC News reports:

Five dormitories at University of Connecticut under quarantine

The University of Connecticut has placed residents of five campus dormitories under quarantine after 35 students tested positive for Covid-19.

School officials blamed March parties for the outbreak and elevated its main campus in the village of Storrs to “yellow” restrictions that include online instruction for quarantined students.

“This spike in positives may be related to large off-campus gatherings that were reported this past weekend,” said Dean of Students Eleanor Daugherty, in a letter.

The quarantine means students in the Eddy, Middlesex, Windham, Rogers and Russell dorms cannot attend classes or events. All campus dorm dwellers will be denied visitors, Daugherty said.

Residents of the five dorms have to either remain on campus through spring break, which is scheduled for the week of April 11, or complete the quarantine at home, Daugherty said.

Connecticut State Police broke up a house party near campus on March 27 that was attended by an estimated 100 guests, the agency said in a statement.

“It was reported that the people at the gathering were not social distancing,” the department said.

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randian | April 6, 2021 at 11:25 pm

Why should they social distance, 18-22 year olds are at essentially zero risk. What amplification level was used for these tests?

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