STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — Several UConn students have been removed from campus housing after an unapproved gathering in a residence hall.
Reports indicate that students were not wearing masks or following social distancing guidelines.
The students have now been issued “interim actions” and removed from housing while the university investigates. It’s not immediately clear how many students have been reprimanded.
“These actions do not represent or speak for the 5000 residents currently composing our residential community,” officials said in a statement. “Our residential community has demonstrated an admirable commitment to follow universal precautions and keep our community safe. In doing so, they have made considerable sacrifice. We applaud and honor your actions during this quarantine.”
Students are not even through their first week back on campus. They moved in over the weekend
As a part of their back-to-school protocol, UConn asked students to keep their social circle small, sticking to roommates and suitemates for the first 14 days on campus.
The incident comes after five UConn students on campus tested positive for COVID — two off-campus commuter students also reported testing positive.
Officials said 25 students living on the Storrs campus are in quarantine after possibly being exposed to seven students who tested positive.
As of today, more than 3,800 UConn residential students’ test results have been returned with five positive cases.