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Baylor University orders students to their dorms after rash of positive cases

Baylor University ordered students living on certain floors of one dorm, Martin Hall, not to leave their floors for four days while the university conducts contact tracing and rapid COVID-19 testing.

“Since Thursday, we have seen an increase from five positive Covid-19 cases to 21 positives on these two floors as of Saturday,” Baylor university said in a notice to students, faculty and staff Saturday.

Baylor University said these measures will enable the school to “tailor its response to the specific situation in Martin Hall without an immediate full quarantine.”

School officials will evaluate whether a stricter quarantine is needed.

“Please keep the residents of Martin Hall in your prayers while we ensure they are cared for and supported during this time,” Baylor University said in the letter.

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