The spike in cases was “principally driven by students attending recruitment parties for selective living groups,” Duke stated.
All lessons shifted to distant studying and college students residing on campus had been required to remain of their rooms or flats always outdoors of important actions. Off-campus college students weren’t permitted on campus apart from to take part in surveillance testing, search medical care or decide up meals orders.
On Saturday, Duke thanked college students for cooperating with the stay-in-place order, however burdened the easing of restrictions “doesn’t mean that the pandemic is over.”
“We continue to see students testing positive at a higher rate than last semester and earlier this year, and our data indicate that the virus is becoming more contagious,” the college stated.
Students should nonetheless restrict indoor gatherings to 10 folks or fewer and indoor eating is not permitted.
Students are anticipated to stay within the Durham, North Carolina, space for the remainder of the semester, the letter stated, including those that have to journey ought to register earlier than leaving and sequester once they return.