Both of York’s universities have now confirmed COVID cases, prompting worries over social distancing.
The University of York revealed that “a small number” of their students have contracted COVID-19. This information was released after a video revealed a large group of UoY students standing outside an accommodation block without socially distancing or adhering to the “rule of 6”.
The spokesperson for the University has expressed their disappointment:
“Students are clearly reminded of their responsibilities on and off campus, including advice on how to remain safe, healthy, and respectful to others.“
The spokesperson has ensured that UoY students have been receiving support and close contacts are currently isolating.
In related news, York St. John’s has confirmed that up to 10 of their staff and students have contracted the virus since 21 September. Their spokesperson has issued the following statement:
“All cases are unconnected and do not constitute an outbreak. Close contacts have been informed and are isolating accordingly”