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25 Colleges That Reported Spikes in COVID Cases After Reopening

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University of Dayton
> Location: Dayton, Ohio
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases among students: 1,211 as of Sept. 13
> Reopened for in-person classes on: Aug. 24
> COVID-19 cases in Dayton-Kettering metro area: 1,190 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13
> COVID-19 cases in Ohio: 1,175 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13

As the number of COVID-19 cases rose at the University of Dayton, the college shifted to remote learning for its first week of classes Aug. 24-28, then extended online classes to Sept. 14. President Eric Spina said the school launched a testing and tracing program after an outbreak was reported in student housing and on the outskirts of the campus in late August.

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Miami University
> Location: Oxford, Ohio
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases among students: 1,243 as of Sept. 11
> Reopened for in-person classes on: Aug. 17
> COVID-19 cases in Butler county: 1,392 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13
> COVID-19 cases in Ohio: 1,175 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13

Miami University decided over the summer to start remote learning for the first month of the year. The school plans to hold in-person and hybrid classes starting Sept. 21, even though the Ohio college has reported more than 1,200 cases among students.

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University of Missouri
> Location: Columbia, Missouri
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases among students: 1,314 as of Sept. 14
> Reopened for in-person classes on: Aug. 24
> COVID-19 cases in Columbia metro area: 2,230 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13
> COVID-19 cases in Missouri: 1,676 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13

The University of Missouri reported a cumulative total of 1,314 cases since the university began receiving data from the public health department on Aug. 19 (about a week after student move-in) and as of Sept. 14.

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Indiana University
> Location: Bloomington, Indiana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases among students: 1,370 as of Sept. 11
> Reopened for in-person classes on: Aug. 24
> COVID-19 cases in Bloomington metro area: 1,291 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13
> COVID-19 cases in Indiana: 1,581 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13

The health department in Monroe County, Indiana, quarantined 30 Indiana University fraternity and sorority houses, prompting the university to publicly recommend that members shut them down and move elsewhere.

Illinois State University
> Location: Normal, Illinois
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases among students: 1,383 as of Sept. 14
> Reopened for in-person classes on: Aug. 17
> COVID-19 cases in Bloomington-Normal metro area: 1,679 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13
> COVID-19 cases in Illinois: 2,051 per 100,000 as of Sept. 13

More than 1,300 people have contracted the virus at Illinois State University, including 65 in the last seven-day period ending Sept. 14.

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