The University of Notre Dame on Wednesday reported at least 222 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on its campus - just two weeks into the fall semester. If the student is on campus, Moore said the student will most likely remain quarantined on-campus.
Other Catholic colleges throughout the country are moving ahead with in-person instruction, with reopening plans developed in conjunction with local health authorities and national guidelines. "The penalty for non-compliance is a $500 fine, yet I have little confidence that we can enforce this regulation for returning students living off campus", Breadon wrote. The University will maintain an individual's privacy regarding their health status to every degree possible and will only share the information as needed in accordance with applicable law and as appropriate to help meet the individual's needs or if there is a concern for the health and safety of the campus community.
SU updated its COVID-19 dashboard Tuesday to begin tracking the number of new infections among SU students and employees, as well as the total number of active cases, students quarantining and tests administered on campus.
School leaders will soon determine if Miami can go forward with its planned residence hall move-in starting September 14 and resume in-person classes on September 21.
FIU Provost Kenneth Furton said the delay will give the university "a little more time to stress test the system", suggesting that the goal is to avoid what happened at Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Waves of schools are announcing closings due to virus' spread, switching to online classes rather than risk in-person learning.
There are now seven active COVID-19 cases across students, staff, and faculty, according to the university's COVID-19 dashboard.
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Mandatory return testing is an uncommon approach largely because of the considerable resources it requires.
Some universities have brought students back only to reverse course and move classes online amid outbreaks linked in some cases to student housing and parties. "It is significantly safer for students to live with other young people than to go home and spread the virus to older Americans".
All four of the students with positive tests were asymptomatic.
Once scheduled, students and employees will receive an appointment confirmation via email and text message, along with two reminder notifications. Five tested positive and are isolated.
As students moved into their dorms this month, UCF reported 76 students tested positive for the virus. More than 600 students are expected to move into the Miami campus this weekend. Those identified as being positive are not allowed to circulate on campus until they are cleared by health officials.
Based on its policies and protocols, the University is protecting the privacy rights of the students while also working to share information necessary to protect the health of the campus and the broader community. "Students can not travel or visit from building to building", Bejar said.