New Hampshire COVID-19 Cluster Traced To UNH Fraternity Party

DURHAM, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — At least 11 positive cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire have been traced to a fraternity party.

University of New Hampshire's Theta Chi fraternity held the party on August 29, which was attended by more than 100 people not wearing masks.

In a statement from University President James Dean Jr., he called the party "reckless behavior and the kind of behavior that undermines our planning and will lead to us switching to a fully remote mode. The August 29 party is reprehensible and will not be tolerated. As soon as we heard of this party at Theta Chi, we started an investigation with the Interfraternity Council."

The university is pursuing student conduct charges against the organizers and all students who attended the event.

Theta Chi is under suspension and and all members will undergo a 14-day quarantine.

New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services advises any guests who attended the party to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms.

WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports

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