Two days after University of Alabama in-person classes started back on Wednesday, school president Dr. Stuart R. Bell released a letter to student body expressing disappointment concerning COVID-19 protocols not being followed.
The good news was that the positivity percentage rate for students upon re-entering campus was around one percent.
According to the Crimson White, testing on Thursday resulted in a 29 percent positivity rate.
Alabama’s Vice President for Student Life, Myron Pope, also issued a statement, announcing that extra protocols and directives to be followed by students and faculty in the coming days.
The University is placing a 14-day moratorium on all in-person student events outside of the classroom. This does not include athletic activity.
Students are not allowed to have visitors enter housing and residential communities and common areas of those dorms will remain closed.
As for the Greek community, all common areas in the houses are closed,