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UNH Fraternity Party Spreads Coronavirus, School Officials Say

September 8, 2020

States have a coronavirus threat they didn’t during the past severak months:  colleges.

Not only do many colleges have students from across the world, including China, on their campuses this fall, but they have people from all over the country — and students who don’t follow social distancing guidelines.

The latest example comes at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. On Sunday, September 6, 11 people who attended a Theta Chi Fraternity party in late August at the school had tested positive for coronavirus. More than 100 people attended the party and did not wear masks, according to WMUR-TV Channel 9 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

School officials recommend that anyone who attended the party get tested for coronavirus and report it to them.

In Boston last week, Northeastern University dismissed 11 freshmen for the fall semester after school officials found them congregating in a room at the Westin Copley, according to school officials. Northeastern announced on Friday, September 4 that the students would not be welcome on campus this semester and that their tuition and fees are not refundable.

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