(CBS DETROIT) – The Washtenaw County Health Department has issued a stay-in-place order for students at the University of Michigan until Election Day due to the surge of coronavirus cases.
The stay-in-place order lasts until 7 a.m. on Nov. 3.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
The health department says the surge in coronavirus cases is from social gatherings taking place on and off the campus.
Since the start of the fall term, more than 1,000 students have been infected.
“It is recommended that all students remain at their current address. Students who live in U-M housing may only return to their permanent address if they follow U-M testing and checkout procedures. If students living in off-campus housing return to their permanent address, it is strongly recommended they undergo COVID19 testing prior to leaving their current residence and stay in place at their permanent address for the duration of this order,” the health department stated in a press release Tuesday.
To view the full stay in place order, visit here.READ MORE: Looking to Travel? Here are the Latest COVID-19 Travel Restrictions State by State
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