August 24, 2020

Butler University to Start Semester Remotely

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Butler University announced Sunday that undergraduate students will learn remotely for the first two weeks of school.

In a press release, university officials citied a lack of compliance with health and safety guidelines as one of the determining factors that based their decision. 

"In particular, in the past 48-72 hours, we have observed lack of compliance with health and safety guidelines among a relatively small proportion of our students, resultant increases in the number of students testing positive or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, and projections regarding future cases as a result of contact tracing," officials said in the release.

Meanwhile, state officials said a new online tracker designed to help educators track COVID-19 cases could be available next month. Dr. Kristina Box, commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health, recently discussed the tracker at a state pandemic update. 

The department is gathering hundreds of thousands of student records for the tool.

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