Dozens of MSU students now required to quarantine

Sep 16, 2020

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Nearly 100 Michigan State University students are isolating or quarantining on campus.

Some MSU students living on campus are isolating because they have tested positive for COVID-19, while others are quarantining because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or are symptomatic and waiting for test results. In all, that’s 95 students as of Wednesday.

Kat Cooper is Director of Communications for Residential and Hospitality Services at MSU. She says the university has been preparing for a spike in cases since March.

“We have all the resources in place, but we are certainly on watch for that kind of a spike.”

MSU discouraged moving to campus for the semester, so many of these students do not have a roommate and do not share a bathroom. They have been allowed to stay in their rooms. Forty-three of those 95 students are being housed at the Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center.