200+ cases of COVID-19 at Georgia College, suspends fall sports

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Published on August 22, 2020 -

200+ cases of COVID-19 at Georgia College, suspends fall sports

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- This week, Georgia College saw a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases reported to student health, and now school officials are reminding students to be responsible, especially off-campus.

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200+ cases of COVID-19 at Georgia College, suspends fall sports

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Georgia college recently saw a sharp increase in the number of positive covid-19 cases reported to student health services this week, and now school officials are reminding students to be responsible-- especially off-campus.

41nbc's rashaad vann is live in milledgeville tonight with the latest.

Georgia college says they have 58 new cases of covid-19 today.

Those are combined from students living on and off-campus, and includes employees at the school.

That brings the total number of covid-19 cases to 223... which were all reported within the last two weeks.

Yesterday... student health added 62 cases to that total... all of those were students.

The president of georgia college steve dorman addressed the campus community on facebook and twitter, and urged everyone to wear masks.

Since i've been on campus this afternoon, i've seen students taking that advice seriously.

They're wearing masks.

The university says they're also continuing to monitor covid-19 on campus, and will follow cdc guidance.

Also, today georgia college announced that they will suspend fall sports.

Dorman said in a statement.... "the health and safety of our students and campus community remains a top priority for georgia college.

I, like many others, always look forward to seeing our student athletes compete in all sports.

However, we want them to be able to do that in as safe of an environment as possible."

That decision impacts women's soccer, volleyball, men's cross country and women's cross country.

So now, add georgia college to the list of schools across the country working to move forward with

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