COVID prompts MSU to confine students to dorms


Spooked by what they describe as a “rapid increase in COVID-19 positivity rates” since welcoming students back to campus for the spring semester, Michigan State University is expecting students to remain in their dorms except for limited circumstances.

It’s part of a plan for what officials call “enhanced physical distancing”.

Students who live on campus are being told to remain in their rooms except for:

  • Picking up meals
  • Attending an in-person class
  • Conducting research or going to work
  • Testing for COVID
  • Getting medical care
  • Outdoor exercise with “two people or fewer”
  • Accessing secure internet

Students are not allowed to have visitors in their rooms, either.

The new rules take effect tonight at midnight and continue through February 13th.

This story will be updated.

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