(CNN)The University of Wisconsin-Madison says it has directed nine off-campus sororities and fraternities to quarantine for 14 days.
The university said in a news release Friday that 38 of the 420 students in them had tested positive for coronavirus by Thursday.Gettysburg College students must quarantine in dorms after 25 test positive for Covid-19About 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. LIVE UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUSRead MoreThe university also required that all live-in members of the other chapters get tested for Covid-19.Other universities and colleges across the country are struggling with spikes in cases.For example, the University of Notre Dame switched temporarily to remote learning because of a mounting number of cases. Purdue made getting a Covid-19 test a requirement for living or attending class on campus.