Covid-19 dashboard coming this week to the University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware will have a coronavirus dashboard up and running this week, UD spokesperson Andrea Tippett reported.

There was no immediate response to a similar inquiry that went to Delaware State University in Dover.

The dashboards have been rolled out by a number of colleges and universities as students return to campus.

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The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Covid-19 dashboard.

The Delaware Division of Health has operated a dashboard that breaks down information by county and zip code.

Temple University in Philadelphia recently moved to all online classes after seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases. A similar decision was made at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill after 1,000 cases were reported.

The University of Delaware is moving into a largely online class format.

As outbreaks are reported on campuses around the country, Newark residents have been increasingly nervous about community spread of the virus, especially with the growing number of off-campus housing units spread around the city.

The City Council passed an ordinance last week that limits the size of gatherings in the city to a figure below state emergency mandates. UD warned of consequences for students who choose to violate the restrictions.

The council stopped short of banning seating at bars after threats of a lawsuit by a lawyer who said he represented two dozen restaurants.

An emergency order banned bar seating in beach areas after an earlier outbreak that centered around the hospitality community, lifeguards and senior week.

UD has plans in place that reportedly include housing for students who test positive for the virus. Public health officials have warned against sending students with positive cases home.

Younger people often carry the virus without showing symptoms.

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