UC Berkeley tells students to ‘self-sequester’ amid surge in COVID-19 cases
UC Berkeley students living in on-campus housing have been told to “self-sequester” and stay in their dorms as much as possible for a week — and possibly longer — after the university reported a surge in coronavirus cases among undergraduate students.
The Monday directive, issued in response to a spike in cases over the weekend, said the university will reevaluate whether to keep it in place after Feb. 8. The announcement applies only to the limited number of students in residence halls, where some have tested positive. The university believes “small off-campus gatherings” have contributed to a rise in cases among students in off-campus housing as well.
“Over the last few days, the campus has had a surge in positive COVID-19 cases both in the residence halls and among…