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Some Norwich University students fail to heed virus rules, school says

Published: 8/10/2020 9:01:23 PM
Modified: 8/10/2020 9:01:19 PM

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — As the first group of Norwich University students arrived on campus, some students have failed to follow the coronavirus-related safety guidelines, the military school said.

Some cadets apparently broke the rules of the school contract, school officials told WCAX-TV, but they would not elaborate on which ones. President Mark Anarumo plans to meet with those students early this week to discuss consequences, Norwich officials said. Students who break the contract may be asked to leave campus, officials said.

Under the contract, students agree to follow certain safety measures, including abiding by occupancy limits in dormitories and common areas as well as physically distancing and wearing a mask in public spaces. On-campus students may not leave the campus without approval.

Approximately 400 to 500 students were expected to return to campus this past weekend and were the ones required to quarantine based on the state of Vermont’s coronavirus guidelines.

NH prepares for its turn for pandemic-era elections

Masks, face shields, gowns, gloves, and other personal protective equipment have been delivered to communities across New Hampshire for the upcoming primary and general elections.

Polling places will be open for those who want to vote in person for the Sept. 8 and Nov. 8 elections, the secretary of state’s office said Monday. Social distancing will be practiced and precautions are being taken to keep voters and poll workers safe.

Case numbers

Vermont reported three new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, for a total of 1,462 so far since the pandemic began. The number of deaths remained at 58. The new cases were in Bennington, Chittenden and Rutland counties. No one was currently hospitalized in Vermont with COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, according to the Vermont Department of Health.

As of Sunday, 6,831 people had tested positive for the virus in New Hampshire, an increase of 14 from the previous day. The number of deaths stayed at 419. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases did not increase over the past two weeks, going from 33 new cases per day on July 26 to 31 new cases per day on Aug. 9.

— Associated Press

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