Notre Dame moves online after 89 new COVID-19 cases reported

Date:

Share post:

The University of Notre Dame has moved classes online for two weeks after a spike in COVID-19 cases.

“The virus is a formidable foe,” University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins said Tuesday. “For the past week, it has been winning. Let us as the Fighting Irish join together to contain it.”

The spike came Monday after the University reported 89 new cases of the virus. Prior to that going into the fall semester the University had reported a total of 58 cases. The new cases had since been reported while students were on campus at the University.

Students will remain in dorms for the period with off-campus students instructed to remain home and not come to campus for the next two weeks.

“Our contact-tracing analysis indicates that most infections are coming from off-campus gatherings,” Jenkins said. “Students infected at those gathering passed it on to others, who in turn have passed the virus on to others, resulting in the positive cases we have seen.”

The 89 new cases were taken from a total of 418 tests taken, resulting in a positivity rate of 19.1%. Students had expressed frustration on social media in getting tested after contract tracers contacted them.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Victoria, IL – Swift Rescue on Green Oaks Lake Following Boating Accident

Victoria, IL - Last Wednesday, the Knox County Sheriff's Office received an urgent report of a boating accident...

Lions Club Members Serve 200 Meals at Aurora Homeless Shelter, Embodying Community Spirit

Aurora, IL - Aurora Lions Club members, upholding their motto "We Serve," dedicated their Saturday to serving the...

Bradley, IL – Exciting “Dueling Pianos FUNdraiser” Set for April 13 in Bradley

Bradley, IL - The Quality Inn & Suites in Bradley is gearing up for a night of music,...

Lakewood, CA – Marine Veteran, LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Traffic Crash near Paramount Boulevard

Lakewood, CA - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department solemnly announced the passing of Deputy Thomas J. Albanese, a...