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Posted on: September 8, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne State sets up benchmarks related to virus


As the majority of public universities began the fall semester classes this past week amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne State University had developed a plan with specific benchmarks about when to take action to contain any potential spread of the virus. That and more in the Wayne County Report for September 8, 2020.

The university would take its most drastic step and depopulate the campus if testing shows positive cases within the university community to exceed 15 percent or three or more clusters appear in seven days or if fewer than 15 percent of hospital beds and fewer than 15 percent of intensive care unit beds are available.

According to the countywide health data for September 7, 2020, Taylor recorded four new COVID-19 cases, upping its overall total to 989 this year. There were no new deaths; that total remains at 76.

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