Husson Students Will Learn Remotely This Week Following Uptick In Covid Cases
Students at Husson University learned this weekend that the school would be moving to a remote learning platform for the next week. The news came following what administrators called an uptick in Covid-19 cases on campus. The University will hold online classes from November 16th through the 23rd.
According to Fox22 Bangor, students were notified at the end of the week that there were 7 new positive Covid cases among the student body.
"Six of the students were already quarantining because they attended an off-campus Halloween gathering, where another student tested positive. The email says attendees were not wearing masks...every student signed a COVID-19 pledge, and students who violated this or the campus code of conduct will face consequences."
Last weekend, the Bangor School Department announcement that Bangor High School would move to remote learning the week of November 9th through the 13th because of one or more students there tested positive for the virus.
Two weeks ago, Governor Mills' office made an announcement by way of Executive Order #16 that stated that masks must now be worn in all public places, including both inside and now outside of schools.
According to the Maine CDC, there are now 483 Covid-19 cases in Penobscot County, with 8,944 being reported statewide, as of November 15th.
In a press conference Friday, Maine CDC Director, Dr. Nirav Shah said the outbreak at Husson University was one of several across the state that the Maine CDC was currently investigating.