Dane County exec tells UW-Madison to close dorms

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County Executive Joe Parisi demanded Wednesday that the University of Wisconsin-Madison immediately send all undergraduates living on campus home in an attempt to contain the coronavirus.

Colleges across the country have been grappling with outbreaks in recent weeks after choosing to return to in-person instruction. But UW System schools took a major financial hit after shutting down this spring and system President Tommy Thompson insisted on opening campuses this fall despite the warning signs.

Campus infections have been rising over the last month. According to UW-Madison data, 1,044 students and 26 employees have tested positive for the virus since Aug. 6...

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Ken Notes: We need to find new ways to deal with this, closing the economy is not working, nor will closing our UW System. I like the more measured approach taken by the UW. Countries that have done best seem to attack the hot spots, traced the virus at every onset, and have created a trust in the system to deal with the problem. I always have found value it looking at what works...



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