OUTBREAKS IN UNIVERSITIES REVEALED
Despite frequent warnings from health officials that big gatherings can spread COVID-19, large groups continue to congregate across the United States leading to outbreaks in communities, on college campuses and beyond.
Universities in at least 15 states have reported outbreaks, some tied to large group gatherings, KCRA 3 News said.
Following what the dean of students and head of public safety called "incredibly reckless behavior," 23 Syracuse University students were suspended Thursday after gathering on the campus quad at night. The next day, citing "a rapidly escalating increase" in the percentage of people testing positive for the virus, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that testing would be implemented for three residence halls.
Meanwhile, at least 26 cases of coronavirus in three states are being linked to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which drew thousands of people to South Dakota earlier this month.