VCU confirms more than 2 dozen COVID-19 cases among students after reopening

Virginia Commonwealth University says it has confirmed 25 student cases and 11 employee cases of COVID-19.

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University spokesman Mike Porter said in an email on Thursday that of the 25 student cases 11 are students who live on-campus and are in isolation.

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VCU is offering in-person and online classes, and the university’s dorms are home to more than 4,000 students in space designed for more than more than 6,200.

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Nearly 100 students protested outside Monday on the school’s decision to reopen during the pandemic, its reliance on underpaid workers rather than full-time faculty and police presence on campus.