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Uptick In COVID-19 Cases At UConn Doesn't Phase Lamont

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
Jessica Hill
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Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said the state's metrics show it is still safe enough to bring students back into the classroom this fall.

That’s despite 30 students now quarantined since returning to the University of Connecticut. Five students on-campus and two commuters have tested positive for the virus.

Lamont told reporters he’s not concerned.

“Well they’ve tested thousands and they have a positivity rate of less than 1 percent," Lamont said. "I take that as pretty good news. We are watching like a hawk like some of those group gatherings like football where you point out there may have been some infections.

UConn paused its football program after six players test positive for COVID-19.

Lamont said he’s proud of the way Uconn is cracking down on social gatherings. Several students were barred from university housing this week after organizing a dorm party.