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USI Quarantines Entire Student Organization

USI has asked all members of a campus organization to quarantine following several positive COVID-19 cases.

Posted: Sep 11, 2020 8:10 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2020 1:35 PM

The University of Southern Indiana is requiring all members of one student organization on campus to quarantine.

The request comes after several positive cases of COVID-19, according to a University email sent out to students and staff.

The email, which was sent on Friday evening, states contact tracing lead the USI Dean of Students Office to link several cases to the organization.

USI has not said which group the cases are tied to, but that all members will be required to get a COVID-19 test and report the results to campus officials.

Dean of Students, Dr. Jennifer Hammat, is reminding the USI community of their responsibility to each member.

"The safety of the entire USI community relies upon everyone abiding by the safety practices of physical distancing of six feet or more, wearing face coverings and frequent hand washing. Self-monitoring and reporting will continue to be vital in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community." - Dr. Hammat.

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