Greater than 130 college students residing on campus at Denver’s Regis College are being directed to quarantine for 2 weeks following an uptick in COVID-19 circumstances, the non-public Jesuit establishment introduced Tuesday night time.
The quarantine, issued on the behest of the Denver Division of Public Well being, impacts 137 college students residing in Resident Village, which is comprised of 28 townhomes in 4 buildings. The native public well being company decided 57% of all 32 circumstances linked to the campus had been traced to Resident Village.
“The present case charge on campus is presently 1%, which is low in comparison with most different campuses,” Regis officers mentioned in a information launch.
In the meantime in Boulder, the native public well being company there advisable Tuesday that each one college students quarantine for 2 weeks after a surge in circumstances. Of the 308 coronavirus circumstances confirmed by the college between when courses began on Aug. 24 and Sunday, 71% had been amongst folks residing off-campus. Since issuing that message, CU Boulder confirmed 77 extra circumstances from exams on Monday — the second-highest single-day complete following Friday’s 89 circumstances.
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For this week solely, Regis — which enrolls about 8,000 college students — additionally pivoted most in-person courses to digital studying, impacting 15% of all college courses.
The college additionally plans to implement campus-wide surveillance testing, starting with the scholars who reside in Residence Village. That testing ultimately will increase to incorporate all residential college students, commuter college students and athletes, Regis officers mentioned.
“All these actions are being taken to quell additional unfold of the virus in the neighborhood,” the information launch learn.
Residence Village townhomes — positioned on the northwest Denver campus — have three bedrooms, two bogs, a standard space and a full kitchen. The items normally home between 4 and 6 college students.