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President Spina emailed the student body on Thursday afternoon announcing that UD’s status has moved to “Level 2- Localized” in response to clusters of positive COVID-19 cases found on campus.
UD has five levels to indicate how well contact tracers are able to identify students who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Level 2- Localized means that contact tracers have confidence they can contain the outbreaks on campus. Spina’s email said that the outbreaks have been traced back to students not following UD’s guidelines for social gatherings.
“Let me be clear: students whose behavior violated our safety measures have moved us one step closer to studying remotely for the fall semester,” Spina said.
Spina said that individuals who refuse to follow guidelines may be asked to leave campus and continue the semester online. Social distancing guidelines include keeping groups under 10 people or less and maintaining a distance of six feet between yourself and those not in your household.
All students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed have been contacted by UD’s contact tracers and asked to isolate for 14 days. Spina said most students who were contacted have already left campus.
UD’s coronavirus dashboard has updated information about the outbreaks and their campus impact.
For more information regarding the University’s plans for contact tracing, quarantining and confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus, click here.