Coronavirus outbreak reported at University of Washington fraternities

Jul 6 2020, 7:24 pm

A COVID-19 outbreak has been reported at the University of Washington, where at least 121 Greek Life students have been infected with coronavirus.

The cluster of cases is spread among residents within 15 Greek houses north of the Seattle campus, and their close contacts.

A university representative told Daily Hive in an email that “the official numbers are a bit delayed, due in part to data coming in from multiple testing sites, and the need to verify results.”

In response to the outbreak, the university has set up a popup testing facility within walking distance of Greek Row that has conducted tests on nearly 1,300 students since it’s inception seven days ago last Monday.

The university has asked those living in the fraternities, as well as those who’ve visited the houses in recent weeks, to self-isolate and get tested.

Students who live in or near Greek houses should contact the UW Environmental Health & Safety Department ([email protected]) if they have tested positive for the coronavirus or suspect they have been infected.

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