On Tuesday, Notre Dame University announced the movement of classes from in-person instruction to online courses for at least two weeks due to heavy spread of COVID-19.
This comes with 147 students and a single staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The positivity rate sits at around 19% for those tested at the university.
All students had to be tested for the virus before returning to campus. Sources say an off-campus party is where a chunk of the cases originated from.
The president of the university, Rev. John Jenkins, stated that they had considered shutting down the college for the rest of the fall semester. If the two weeks of online learning do not improve numbers, then that course of action will most likely be taken.