13 Frat Members Contract Covid-19 After School Reopened

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED

  • At least thirteen members of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Kansas State University (KSU) have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Fraternity house implemented wearing of face coverings, temperature checks at its doors, and hand sanitizing stations.
  • The fraternity house has already been deep cleaned and disinfected after the results came out.

As coronavirus cases spike all over the country, state education departments and governors are in a bind whether to hold in-person classes or not. 

President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos demanded for the in-person learning. It was risk against the virus or risk losing government funding.

Then comes this.

Just a day after opening classes for the semester, at least 13 members of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Kansas State University (KSU) have tested positive for COVID-19.

Prior to returning to the fraternity house, house rules were already implemented.  There will be temperature checks at the entrance, hand sanitizing stations, and wearing of face coverings.  

Phi Delta Theta fraternity wrote, “Anytime members show symptoms or have been exposed, we make sure that they seek out testing and are following quarantine procedures.”

After the positive cases, the fraternity’s living quarters have already been disinfected and deep cleaned and people who have had close contact with those who tested positive were advised to quarantine.

KSU has more than 22,000 students and the school issued reopening guidelines before in-person classes started. Among the guidelines are: maintenance of social distancing, wearing of face coverings for everybody from the students to staff, faculty, and even visitors in public spaces, classrooms, and hallways and gatherings should be limited to only 50 people or less.

According to the Kansas State Health Department, Kansas has 35,890 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 411 COVID-19 related deaths.  

At least 7 staff members and school board members of Blue Valley USD 384 School District Office in Randolph, have tested positive for COVID-19 which led to the closing down of school buildings in the district for disinfection.

Another area school district which has not yet reopened classes have been found to have a second outbreak.

Source: The Hill

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