A COVID-19 outbreak involving college students on the College of Washington’s fraternities and sororities continues to develop with 238 constructive circumstances as of Monday.
College spokesperson Victor Balta stated the circumstances had been unfold amongst 16 sororities and fraternities within the 45-chapter system, which is north of the college campus in Seattle.
The numbers are up from 179 circumstances as of Tuesday final week, and 227 circumstances on Friday.
College students who’ve examined constructive or have COVID-like signs are being advised to isolate of their present place of residence, based on the college. At a press convention Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee expressed frustration concerning the habits on Greek Row “that’s exposing all of us to nice threat.”
“They have to step up and take accountability for this as a result of these items can simply blow up, and albeit they’re,” he stated final week.
Inslee stated his workplace deliberate to make it clear that there must be management from the sororities and fraternities on this difficulty. On Monday, Inslee spokesperson Mike Faulk advised The Related Press in an e-mail that the governor’s coverage workers has been engaged on suggestions associated to larger training to additional mitigate COVID unfold. The suggestions are nonetheless being developed for the governor’s assessment, he wrote.
An outbreak in June contaminated 154 college students in 15 fraternity homes on the college.