More than 800 people at the University of Georgia in Athens have tested positive for coronavirus, according to data released by the university.
The school reported 821 cases of Covid-19 between Aug. 24 and Aug. 30. Of the 821 cases, 798 were students and 23 were employees the university said.
UGA President Jere W. Morehead calls the rise in positive cases among students “concerning”.
“It is critically important that all of our students continue to make every effort to prioritize their health and safety by taking proper steps to avoid exposure to his virus,” Morehead said in a statement on Wednesday.
The university says they have dedicated nearly 400 rooms from university housing, the Georgia Center and the private sector for students needing to isolate or quarantine due to Covid-19.