Several groups, more than 100 students under investigation for coronavirus violations
More than 100 students and several groups are under investigation by the university for COVID-19 violations, university officials said on Monday.
Two students and a fraternity have been suspended and 11 groups and 119 students are under investigation, according to Stephen P. Bryan, associate vice chancellor and dean of student support and advocacy.
Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for at least 10 days before being tested again. However, some are tested multiple times during those 10 days with the hope of testing negative, Awais Vaid, deputy administrator of the Champaign-Urbana public health district, said at the Senate executive committee meeting. Monday.
According to WCIA, the fraternity that was suspended was the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He was placed on temporary suspension after a party last weekend.
WCIA also reported that the two suspended students were also placed on provisional suspension. One was suspended for hosting a big party, while the other violated a quarantine order.
As of August 16, there have been 182,060 tests and 1,013 individual cases.
“The university works closely with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), which guides the local response based on the specific situation of our community. We are also working closely with the mayors of Champaign and Urbana, and we have met with bar owners on the local approach, ”Chancellor Robert Jones told the Daily Illini.
University officials have confirmed that 80 people with COVID-19 are in isolation in isolation beds on campus, with 93 beds still available.
About 179 students are in isolation off campus while 223 are in quarantine, the News Gazette said.
“The models predict the greatest number of positive cases in the first two weeks of the semester. This shows that the number of cases is increasing because of individuals arriving on campus who have already been infected, and not because there is community spread on our campus. It’s a very important distinction, ”Jones told the Daily Illini.
Jones also told The News-Gazette that the data will influence the decision whether or not the university will switch to online-only courses.