Chapel Hill converts to remote learning after 135 COVID-19 cases
Aug 21 2020
"That's not the case at universities and colleges".
In Boone, North Carolina, the faculty senate at Appalachian State University - part of the 17-member UNC system - passed a vote of no-confidence in school chancellor Sheri Everts on Monday, in large part for failing to shut down the campus after a recent COVID-19 outbreak.
"Reducing the number of students living in communal dorms can help prevent spread of the virus", she said.
And we're not talking about the one you're probably thinking of. "I would be shocked if I didn't know this was going to happen".
"If it is reported to UNCW that any student violates these provisions, the student (s) may be processed for violating the Code of Student Life and processed through the campus conduct system", the school said on its website.
"All colleges and universities should be requiring students and staff to wear cloth masks that cover the mouth and nose, and limiting social gatherings to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors", N.C. DHHS spokesperson Catie Armstrong said in a statement emailed to The News & Observer on Tuesday. The Alpha Delta Pi house now has seven positive cases and the Kappa Delta house has six positive cases.
The school's request to apartments comes as coronavirus outbreaks have been reported at some reopened North Carolina campuses.
Officials say many students appear to be taking public health seriously.
Duke University, a private school that operates outside the UNC system, announced on Tuesday that 11 students got the coronavirus as of August 14 out of the 5,765 tests that have been administered to those who have returned to campus since August 2.
Wednesday is the first day of classes at the flagship Knoxville campus.
The paper then accused the administration of ignoring the county health department's recommendation that the university "restrict on-campus housing to at-risk students and implement online-only instruction for the first five weeks of the semester". She previously covered Durham, and has received 10 North Carolina Press Association awards, including an award for investigative reporting and the McClatchy President's Award.
The school is now seeing at 13.6% of its coronavirus tests coming back positive - a rate that has almost doubled compared to the three weeks before classes began. At that time it had recorded 31 new cases - 29 among students and two among employees.
The UNC System did not respond to a request for more information about its COVID-19 data collection.
"We wanted to keep it as simple as possible while giving people an actionable dataset", said Todd Simmons, a university spokesman. As a result, 130 students tested positive.
Brown said that most of his players were already enrolled in online courses and noted that they were accustomed to remote instruction because that's all they've done since March. "Had they done so... there's no reason to believe we wouldn't be in a better situation today".