Liberty University in Virginia orders campus-wide quarantine amid COVID spike

Liberty University in Virginia will enact a temporary campus-wide quarantine because of a spike in Covid-19 cases among students and staff.

The quarantine is scheduled to end Sept. 10, the university said.

There were 159 active Covid-19 cases among students and staff as of Saturday, according to the school’s coronavirus dashboard. The university has about 15,000 students and 5,000 faculty or staff members on campus. The majority of infections, 124 cases, are among students.

Last week, 40 students and staff members had tested positive for Covid. The current spike surpasses the previous high of 141 cases last September when nearly 1,200 people connected with the campus were quarantined.

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