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UL reports highest amount of COVID-19 cases on campus since semester began

Posted at 10:15 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 23:15:16-05

UL is reporting the most cases of covid-19 on campus since the pandemic began. Between November 1st and the 7th, the university reported 38 cases mostly among students.

"All we can do as an organization is follow the guidelines that have been put there."

Fresh off homecoming week, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. President, Yusef Davis, says his organization was vigilant amid the pandemic.

"It's claiming lives left and right so even if younger people or middle aged people are asymptomatic, it's better to play it as safe as possible,” Davis added.

With the increase in positive tests last week, UL Provost Dr. Jaimie Hebert says they are working to mitigate any additional spreading.

"We do extensive contact tracing. We try and identify whether or not there are clusters occurring. It has enabled us to make some good decisions about whether or not student organizations can meet face-to-face or not. We've been able to respond when we've seen rise

in cases in which our responses have been highly effective and we've seen that in the numbers as well,” Hebert said.”

With the semester ending in two weeks, Dr. Hebert says they'll continue to be vigilant in reporting cases which hasn't been an issue thus far.

"Our students have really worked well with us and I think that's why you see the success that we've had in the numbers, Hebert added.

The university's covid-19 dashboard is updated weekly.

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