Lehigh University to Switch to Distance Learning Following Spike in COVID-19 Cases | Lehigh Valley Regional News

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BETHLEHEM, Pa .– After a surge in coronavirus cases at Lehigh University, officials said they will switch to distance education from Monday through at least October 16.

22 people on campus tested positive on Friday and 250 students are in quarantine, the university said in a message to the community. In the most recent round of surveillance tests for asymptomatic students, around 4% tested positive, an increase from less than 1% previously.

Effective immediately, all meetings and gatherings on campus, indoors and outdoors, will be limited to five people.

The training and training of sports teams remains suspended. All meals will be turned into take-out. Meals will still be delivered to students in quarantine and isolation. In some cases, students quarantined together may be allowed take out food and immediately return to their residence.

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