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UConn bars students from off-campus events amid virus spike

UConn reported 15 new positive tests for the coronavirus on Friday, the highest single-day number since late September.

MANSFIELD, Conn. — The University of Connecticut has ordered residential students in Storrs to stay away from all off-campus social gatherings until the middle of next week amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.  

UConn reported 15 new positive tests for the coronavirus on Friday, the highest single-day number since late September. 

Twelve of those were from students, including nine who live off-campus. UConn Dean of Students Eleanor Daugherty sent an email Friday saying that anyone living on campus and caught attending an off-campus party over the Halloween weekend will be subject to school discipline. She said the prohibition does not include voting.