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UT reports new COVID-19 cluster in ROTC students on campus

The ROTC students will not be participating in planned exercise and the university will continue encouraging students to get tested, Gregg said.
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Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:46 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - During Wednesday night’s Knox County Board of Health meeting, Dr. Spencer Gregg spoke on behalf of the University of Tennessee in sharing updates on COVID-19 on campus.

Knox County's bar curfew is set to expire Thursday if its not extended. The mask mandate is also on the agenda. The board of health is live now.

Posted by WVLT on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Dr. Gregg reported the university has a new COVID-19 cluster on campus that resulted from an ROTC meeting. He noted that this is the first cluster on campus in several weeks.

Currently, Gregg said there are two people who tested positive for the virus after attending an ROTC meeting on campus on October 10. After contact tracing was performed, the university identified 26 people on campus who were in close contact with the two positive cases.

Those 26 who were identified on October 12 have since tested negative for the virus, Gregg reports.

The ROTC students will not be participating in planned exercise and the university will continue encouraging students to get tested, Gregg said.

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