Mar 14, 2021 - Health

Duke University issues stay-in-place order due to COVID surge

Duke University Chapel seen from a distance

The Duke University Chapel. Photo: Lance King/Getty Images

North Carolina's Duke University on Saturday ordered all undergraduate students to stay in their dorm rooms until March 21, citing a "rapidly escalating number of COVID cases" driven by students.

What they're saying: More than 180 students are currently isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus, while 200 are quarantining due to contact tracing. Student recruitment parties appear to be driving the spike, the university said.

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