After only one week of in-person classes at UNC-Chapel Hill, the university is already moving everything back to virtual learning.
With over 30,000 students on campus alone, the university was starting to see rapid growth in positive COVID-19 tests. “They said 177 cases of the dangerous pathogen had been confirmed among students, out of hundreds tested. Another 349 students were in quarantine, on and off-campus, because of possible exposure to the virus.” Faculty have also been shown to test positive as well.
The university’s action of remote learning will take effect on 8/19, and campus officials are taking the steps to allow students to leave campus housing without financial penalty. There is speculation that this will influence other colleges and universities across North Carolina.
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