9 fraternities, sororities under quarantine at University of Wisconsin-Madison after 38 students test positive COVID-19

Saturday, September 5, 2020

MADISON, Wis., -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison says it has directed nine off-campus sororities and fraternities to quarantine for 14 days, CNN reported.

The university said in a news release Friday that 38 of the 420 students in them had tested positive for coronavirus by Thursday.

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About 1,500 of the 5,000 students in the Greek system live in fraternity or sorority houses, it said.

"Violation of isolation and quarantine orders may result in a court order for involuntary quarantine and/or a fine of up to $10,000, according to (Public Health Madison & Dane County). Failure to comply also will result in university sanctions against students who violate a quarantine directive," says the release.