There were four new COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last week, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard on Monday, Feb. 22 at 5:26 p.m..

According to the dashboard as of Monday, the university has confirmed that 195 students and 135 faculty and staff members contracted the virus, and 470 students have told the university they’ve tested positive. This means there have been a total of 800 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 dashboard.

Last week, one faculty or staff member tested positive. The university didn’t confirm that any students tested positive, and three students reported that they tested positive, according to the COVID-19 dashboard on Monday. 

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

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