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UW-Lacrosse Orders Two Week COVID-19 Quarantine

La Crosse (OnFocus) – UW-Lacrosse Chancellor Joe Gow ordered a 14 day quarantine of all dorms Sunday. The order closes all academic buildings and halts in-person undergraduate classes because of rising cases of COVID-19 both on and off-campus.

UW-L reported 105 new cases Friday and a total of more than 200 last week, forcing the quarantining of Coate Hall last week.

The order quaranting all dorms was set to begin at 5 p.m. Sunday “given the high number of positive test results among resident students in a variety of residence halls,”  Gow shared in an email to staff and students.

In-person undergraduate classes will be suspended Monday and Tuesday, resuming online Wednesday. Graduate courses will continue in their current or as modified by the instructor.

 “Though these changes can only be enforced on campus, we ask that our off-campus student community observe the shelter-in-place that your on-campus peers will be observing,” Gow said.

The entire communication from UW-Lacrosse Chancellor Joe Gow is found below:

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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]