More Ohio University Dorms Quarantined Due To COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University announced that they have moved more students into quarantine in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19 on its Athens campus.

According to a press release, 16 of Jefferson Hall’s 69 residents tested positive. And the students in Tiffin Hall had to move after 22 of their 78 residents tested positive.

Both dorms are on the East Green, which is about one-tenth of a mile away from each other.

The students will be quarantined until Sunday, October 25.

On Friday the university announced they moved students from Boyd Hall after 19 of their 94 residents were diagnosed.

The university has 19 residence halls open to students this semester along with 8 quarantine and isolation facilities.

The announcement comes the same day Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Athens County had the highest rate of COVID-19 case occurrence per 100,000 people in the state from Sept. 28 to Oct. 11.

Athens County’s cases have largely been driven by those aged 29 and younger.