St. Michael’s to return to in-person classes Monday following outbreak

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St. Michael’s College will return to in-person classes on Monday despite a coronavirus outbreak that infected dozens of students.

President Dr. Lorraine Sterritt said Sunday that 71 students have tested positive for COVID-19. None of the students have required hospitalization, she said.

The college’s Executive Policy Group met Sunday and decided to return to the classroom after ordering on-line classes on Friday. However, faculty will be allowed to offer some or all of their classes online through Thanksgiving.

All student in-person social gatherings through Thanksgiving have been suspended.

In a statement, Sterritt said the outbreak was likely caused by Halloween parties. “We were doing really well as a community up to the point where there were numerous Halloween parties where students were unmasked and in close contact,” she said.

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