Almost one in four University of Minnesota students who tested for COVID-19 at the Twin Cities campus last week were positive, according to data published on Friday. Twin Cities campus recorded 253 positive cases.
Even with the surge, physical classes still resume today. The university’s American Association of University Professors chapter and members of a union representing clerical workers issued a joint statement calling on the university to move all physical classes online for the first two weeks of the semester.
“Students, staff, and faculty are eager to return to campus this spring, but the university must do its part to limit community spread during the coming few weeks,” the statement read.
Private colleges in Minnesota are also experiencing the surge, as each college recorded more that 100 new covid-19 cases in the last test.