COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The College of Maryland is asking college students to sequester in place after a COVID-19 breakout was reported.
For one week, lessons might be solely on-line.
In a letter to the neighborhood, college officers wrote Saturday:
Efficient immediately, the College of Maryland is implementing pressing interventions to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19 on our campus:
- All college students dwelling in residence halls and on-campus fraternity and sorority homes should sequester-in-place, efficient at 12:00 midday immediately.
- All college students dwelling off-campus within the larger Faculty Park space are strongly inspired to remain residence as a lot as attainable and restrict your actions.
- All in-person instruction for undergraduate and graduate programs will transition to on-line instruction starting on Monday, February 22.
- Authorised laboratory analysis actions, already working at 50% capability and with strict masking and distancing precautions, might proceed as scheduled.
These measures might be in impact for at the least one week, by way of Saturday, February 27.
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— Univ. of Maryland (@UofMaryland) February 20, 2021
Earlier this week, the college notified the campus a couple of rise in COVID-19 instances. Though they took steps to mitigate the state of affairs, the campus nonetheless noticed an increase in instances.
All college students should stay within the dorm rooms and residential halls as a lot as attainable.
“College students might go outdoors to get contemporary air solely within the space instantly surrounding their residence corridor and to pick-up meals from eating halls,” the college stated in a press release.
Solely scholar workers who work with Resident Life, Residential Services, Eating Providers and Testing in Stamp are permitted to report back to work.
Wicomico Corridor has been opened so as to add isolation capability for constructive instances, and extra house will open as wanted.
The same COVID breakout was reported at Johns Hopkins University earlier this month.