Briefing, September 9, 2020

Today’s results once again reflect a large proportion of positive test results among a small number of test results returned over the Labor Day weekend.

The results continue to illustrate significant public health concerns related to the situation among our campus community. The positive test rate for today’s on-campus student results is 20 percent; the 7-day average is 6.5 percent.

On Sept.7, the university has directed all undergraduate students to severely limit their in-person interactions through Sept. 21. Adherence to these restrictions is intended to reverse the concerning rise in cases seen over the last week. However, due to the nature of the virus, these effects will not become apparent immediately. We expect it could take 10 to 14 days from the day the directive was issued to see its impact.

Students living in fraternity and sorority chapter houses, including those under mandatory quarantine, continue to undergo compulsory testing this week. These results will be reflected in the dashboard as they come in later this week.

As of September 8, there are 103 students in on-campus quarantine and 126 students in on-campus isolation. Read more about quarantine, isolation and testing follow-up procedures.

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