Party at Holy Cross results in number of positive COVID-19 tests

Party at Holy Cross results in number of positive COVID-19 tests
Holy Cross student tests positive for virus after large off-campus party in Worcester

WORCESTER, Mass. — Holy Cross is cracking down on partying after public safety officers broke up a large, off-campus party last week that resulted in a slew of positive COVID-19 tests.

The school said anyone who hosts a party will be held accountable under its student-conduct policy. They sent the following statement to Boston 25 News:

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While the College made the decision weeks ago to have a fully remote fall semester, we have continued to work with our students living in the Worcester area on the importance of following social distancing guidelines, wearing a mask when in public, and doing everything they can to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Following the party, all our students have been reminded of their responsibilities to each other and to the greater community. Any student who attended the party has been instructed to get tested and to quarantine themselves for 14 days. Any student who hosts a party will be held accountable under our student conduct policy.
The College of the Holy Cross

Worcester officials said the city has been working with the college to identify those who have tested positive and need to be quarantined. They too sent a statement to Boston 25 News:

In the wake of COVID-positive student cases at Holy Cross, the City has been working collaboratively with the College to identify those who have tested positive as well as those who need to be quarantined. The City intends to meet with College officials as soon as possible to discuss strategies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on and off-campus.
The City of Worcester

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