Elon University continues in-person classes after identifying over 100 COVID cases in two days
More than 100 coronavirus cases were reported at Elon University over the past two days tied to coronavirus clusters. To date, more than 400 students have tested positive and nearly 400 are in quarantine.Posted — Updated
In response, the university put in place "mitigation" efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus on campus. University officials did not say they would be suspending in-person classes or closing dorms, but instead officials are asking that students take part in a "social hiatus" and limit their social activity.
Since August, 17 university employees have tested positive for the virus.
Even while continuing to hold indoor classes at regular capacity, the university is instructing that students limit all social gatherings to five people at most -- indoors or outdoors.
"High-contact" club and intramural sports have been suspended, and any sport with low contact that has a positive case will have to suspend practice and games.
The university said it would limit non-essential travel to and from campus. It is unclear from a university news release how the school would be enforcing this rule.
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