By: KDKA-TV News Staff
LATROBE, Pa. (KDKA) – St. Vincent is telling students to shelter-in-place because of a surge in COVID-19 cases.READ MORE: College Students Across Western Pennsylvania Celebrate Commencement In Person
The president sent a letter on Thursday, saying the campus saw a “significant increase” in cases in the past two days.READ MORE: 100 Years Of The Double Dip: Kennywood Reopens And Celebrates Milestone For The Jack Rabbit
The letter says the shelter-in-place is out of an abundance of caution and to figure out the source of the spread. Surveillance testing and contact tracing will be completed Friday and Saturday and will determine how long the lockdown remains in place.MORE NEWS: First Week Of Landmark Trial Against Opioid Distributors In West Virginia Comes To An End
All classes will be done remotely and students are supposed to stay in their dorms. Meals are to-go only. If students choose to leave campus and they’re not vaccinated, they’ll have to be tested when they get back.