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Tue Aug 25, 2020, 05:40 PM

More US colleges are grappling with high numbers of students testing positive for Covid-19

Extracted from Guardian's rolling live coverage of coronavirus news from around the globe:

More US colleges are grappling with high numbers of students testing positive for Covid-19 just days into the start of the new semester, after some universities rolled back their campus reopening plans in recent weeks.

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/aug/25/coronavirus-live-news-gaza-in-lockdown-following-first-local-cases-hong-kong-man-re-infected

Posting entire piece because I can't link to any individual section.......

The University of Alabama on Monday reported more than 550 people across its campuses had tested positive for Covid-19 since it resumed in-person classes on 19 August. Most of those infected were students, faculty and staff at the university’s main campus in Tuscaloosa.

Citing a “dramatic increase” in coronavirus cases on campus, the mayor of Tuscaloosa issued an executive order on Monday ordering bars to shut down for 14 days and placing restrictions on other establishments.

“Many students who tested positive for Covid-19 have chosen to go home to isolate,” Kellee Reinhart, the university’s vice chancellor for communications, told Reuters.

Reinhart said the school had an “ample amount” of space for Covid-19 positive students to isolate and that it was enhancing testing of various groups.

The university has conducted more than 46,000 tests, according to a dashboard it released this week, and the positivity rate stood at about 1%.

The number of positive cases does not include the 400 students who tested positive upon returning to University of Alabama campuses before classes began last week.

Alabama is not alone in scrambling to deal with Covid-19 college outbreaks.

The University of Southern California (USC), which resumed education almost entirely online on 17 August, on Monday said that more than 100 students at the University Park Campus in Los Angeles were in a 14-day quarantine after exposure to the virus.

Ohio State University, where classes resume on Tuesday, this week issued more than 200 interim suspensions for students following a string of large parties where health and safety rules were largely ignored, according to media reports.

Last week, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill cancelled in-class instruction after positive cases of Covid-19 shot up dramatically.

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Will America ever learn to put human life above Wall Street's interests (my experiences with OSHA for example says NO!)?

KY.........

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KY_EnviroGuy Aug 25 OP
tblue37 Aug 25 #1
soothsayer Aug 25 #2
SheltieLover Aug 25 #3
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 25 #6
SheltieLover Aug 25 #7
CountAllVotes Aug 25 #4
GreenPartyVoter Aug 25 #5
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Tue Aug 25, 2020, 05:48 PM

1. KU starts today. I give them a week to 10 days. nt

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Tue Aug 25, 2020, 05:49 PM

2. I remember my outrage when practically the first thing it did...

... to fight Covid was to pump money into the stock market

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2020, 05:56 PM

3. Thx, KY

And K-12 schools are staying open.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 25, 2020, 06:09 PM

6. I'm so grateful my daughter the teacher's school is all on-line....

here in Louisville Metro, along with my granddaughter's school.

I think it was left up to the individual school boards and ours made the right choice.

KY.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 25, 2020, 06:13 PM

7. Glad to hear!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2020, 06:02 PM

4. ONLY Wall Street Lives Matter








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Tue Aug 25, 2020, 06:04 PM

5. My son is back on campus this Friday. I am very nervous.

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