Could the University of Scranton Be Headed to Online Classes

The University of Scranton has announced 64 additional positive cases of COVID-19. The positive tests included 63 students and one staff member. University officials say that if there’s a sharp rise in positive tests, the school may need to pivot to online learning for all classes.

As a way to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the university recently started a mass testing program for every student, faculty and staff member, where at least three tests would be conducted over the course of the current semester.  The mass testing plan moves forward with tests even when students and staff are asymptomatic. 

The University of Scranton student body is made up of approximately 4,200 students. The University also has around 1000 employees.  Not all of these people live on campus.