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Sports University of North Carolina shuts down athletic programs through Thursday afternoon after COVID-19 spike

06:11  20 august  2020
06:11  20 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Just 48 hours after saying a COVID-19 outbreak on campus wouldn't affect plans to play football this fall, the University of North Carolina has suspended all athletic activities through at least Thursday afternoon.

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According to Jenkins, the university has traced the spike in COVID - 19 cases to off-campus gatherings where neither masks were worn nor physical distancing The action by Notre Dame follows the decision by officials of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to switch to remote learning

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In addition, all recreational facilities on the Chapel Hill campus will be closed to students, coaches and staff.

"After consulting with our health experts and University leadership, we are taking this action to protect our students, coaches and staff,'' UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham said. "We want to make sure we continue to do everything we can to ensure that that our teams, campus and community remain healthy.''

a close up of a helmet on top of a grass covered field: A North Carolina helmet is shown on the field prior to an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. © Gerry Broome, AP A North Carolina helmet is shown on the field prior to an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: University of North Carolina shuts down athletic programs through Thursday afternoon after COVID-19 spike

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A day after North Carolina threw in the towel on in-person classes for the fall semester, a problem has come to It seems inevitable that more major universities will eliminate or limit in-person classes. Notre Dame moves classes online for 2 weeks after COVID - 19 cases more than double in a day.

According to Jenkins, the university has traced the spike in COVID - 19 cases to off-campus gatherings where neither masks were worn nor physical distancing The action by Notre Dame follows the decision by officials of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to switch to remote learning


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