East Carolina University Hits 1,000 COVID Cases Among Students

Sep 8, 2020

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More than 1,000 East Carolina University students have tested positive for the coronavirus since fall classes began on Aug. 10. Student case counts are also approaching 1,000 each at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. All three campuses shut down in-person classes for undergraduate students last month and urged them to move out of their dorms and return home. The uptick in cases across North Carolina college campuses comes as the state begins to transition to a Phase 2.5 reopening plan allowing businesses, including gyms, to partially reopen.