Go (home) Blue: Washtenaw County issues Covid order for U-M undergrads

October 20, 2020, 2:15 PM

Covid-19 cases are spiking at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and its home county tells students to stay home for two weeks.


The Detroit Free Press reports:

The order is for U-M undergraduate students effective immediately and continuing through November 3, 2020 at 7 a.m.

The number of cases reported last week at U-M, according to its dashboard, was 301, up from 279 the previous week. Reports on social media were of many students headed to off-campus sites for testing, where waits were increasing.

There were 149 students in isolation and 168 quarantining. That puts U-M at 52.8% of available beds.

Ninety-two cases were reported in Markley Hall, and another 74 in the West Quad. On Saturday, the university asked Markley residents not to attend classes in person and to observe social-distance protocols. The two-page order by Washtenaw County covers all undergrads. 

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Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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