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UW System to Keep Students on Campus

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has moved all classes online for two weeks after a spike in students testing positive for the coronavirus. UW-River Falls joins UW-La Crosse and UW-Madison in pausing in-person classes since September 9. Despite the high positivity rates for the campuses, UW Systems Interim President Tommy Thompson told Wisconsin Health News that closing campuses for the rest of the semester was not on the table. Sending students home now would only spread the virus to other communities across the state, he said. Thompson is not at all surprised at how quickly cases grew. “I think we’re doing a good job. I think we’re doing an excellent job, as a matter of a fact,” Thompson said.

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