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MSU reports COVID-19 outbreaks in two Greek houses

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Mississippi State University has seen two COVID-19 outbreaks in Greek houses recently.

Some 80 students evacuated the houses and must quarantine for 14 days, The Dispatch reports. Students moved into the houses within the past two weeks.

MSU has rented two hotels to use as quarantine sites. Exposed students have the option of going home or staying at one of the hotels during the two-week quarantine period. During that time, MSU’s Division of Student Affairs will sanitize the houses.

The university releases COVID-19 statistics on its website weekly. From Aug. 10 to Aug. 14, 276 students, employees and others were tested, resulting in 16 positive outcomes. Since March, 1,809 tests have resulted in 156 positive tests.

The Mississippi State Department of Health is also monitoring outbreaks at the University of Mississippi and The Mississippi University for Women.

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