New COVID Cases Put Assumption University Under Lockdown For A Week

WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Assumption University in Worcester went under a coronavirus lockdown Friday morning. The school’s administration said it would keep its students in their dorms and apartments until Nov. 6.  

All classes at the school have switched to remote learning, and students are only allowed outside of their dorms to pick up food, to get tested, and for medical emergencies. 

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After a slow start of only one or two cases a week, the school’s cases began to climb rapidly in early October. 

The school recorded ten new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. There have been 32 cases since the start of the semester. 

The university consulted the Worcester Department of Public Health before putting the lockdown in place. 

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