PROVIDENCE – Providence College saw 19 more students test positive for COVID-19 by day’s end Friday and 15 more on Saturday, the college said Monday morning.
The college pivoted to remote learning Friday after 80 (and later 120) students tested positive. PC also issued a stay-at-home order for all students and place those who tested positive in isolation at locations on and off campus.
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The college tested more than 2,400 students over the weekend, according to spokesman Steven Maurano.
“We’ve been retesting the entire student body,” he said.
The college has about 4,900 students.
The state Department of Public Health has been advising and supporting us,” Maurano said. “They’ve been very helpful.”
PC is doing its own contact tracing.
The college has not determined where the outbreak began. It will decide later this week whether to reopen in person.
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