There were 17 new COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at Lafayette last week, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard on Monday, Nov. 1 at 4:47 p.m.

According to the dashboard, as of Monday, the university has confirmed 103 students and 42 faculty and staff members contracted the virus, and 169 students have told the university they’ve tested positive. This means there have been a total of 314 cases among students, faculty and staff at UL Lafayette.

Confirmed positive tests include tests taken by Student Health Services and UL Lafayette Athletics, as well as tests submitted to the university’s human resources department by faculty, staff and student workers. Self-reported tests were taken by off-campus health care providers. Students in this category sent their results to the dean of students themselves, according to the university’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

Last week, the week of Oct. 25, the university confirmed three students and two faculty and staff members tested positive. There were 9 self-reported cases.

The university is hosting free walk-up COVID-19 tests near the student union Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is run by the National Guard and the Office of Public Health. The testing site will remain on campus through Wednesday, Nov. 25, according to an email sent to students on Monday, Nov. 2.

According to Chief Administrative Officer at the UL Lafayette Office of Student Health Services Madeline Husband, the results of tests conducted at the testing site near the Union aren’t sent back to the university, so it’s up to the person who was tested to report whether or not their test was positive.

This is an ongoing story. Stay with the Vermilion for more updates. 


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