Campbell University pauses in-person classes for two weeks after surge of COVID cases
Posted September 25, 2020 12:47 p.m. EDT
Updated September 25, 2020 5:39 p.m. EDT
Buies Creek, N.C. — Campbell University will stop holding in-person undergraduate classes for two weeks after a surge of coronavirus cases on campus, according to an announcement from the university's president.
President Bradley Creed said that half of the new cases are in on-campus housing. The students who tested positive and exposed are currently in isolation, he said.
Students will not be required to move out of on-campus housing or residence halls. Athletic practices will also be paused for the next two weeks.
As of Friday morning, there were 22 students who live on campus and 23 students who live off campus who tested positive. There are 3,087 undergraduate students on main campus, according to Campbell's Fall 2018 enrollment numbers.
Five faculty and staff members have tested positive at Campbell.