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University of Richmond reports 6 active COVID-19 cases

Posted at 5:41 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 18:32:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The University of Richmond reports six active COVID-19 cases among students and faculty, according to the school's COVID-19 dashboard.

For the month of August, the school reports a 0.7 percent positivity.

Since July 12, the University of Richmond reports 11 cumulative cases and 1,285 total COVID-19 tests for a 0.9 total percent positivity.

The dashboard, which will be updated weekly, includes data for all faculty and staff, whether working or teaching on campus or remotely.

The positive tests come just days after students returned to campus to begin the fall semester which begins on Monday, Aug. 24.

The university required students to get tested for COVID-19 before moving on campus.

The University of Richmond is in the Red Stage of its Physical Distancing Framework, the most restrictive of the four stages and the starting point for the reopening of the campus.

In the red stage, no external visitors are allowed to campus.

CBS 6 has also reached out to the other major universities in the Metro Richmond-area for information about COVID-19 on their campuses.

Virginia Commonwealth University confirmed 25 students and 11 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

CBS 6 is still waiting to hear back from Virginia Union University and Virginia State University.

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