University of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Are Higher Than Expected

About 1,000 students at the University of Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks into the fall semester.

University of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Are Higher Than Expected
In this Nov. 20, 2015 photo, University of Illinois students walk across the Main Quad on campus in Urbana, Ill. About 1,000 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since the university made twice-weekly testing mandatory on Aug. 16, 2020. David Mercer / AP Photo
University of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Are Higher Than Expected
In this Nov. 20, 2015 photo, University of Illinois students walk across the Main Quad on campus in Urbana, Ill. About 1,000 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since the university made twice-weekly testing mandatory on Aug. 16, 2020. David Mercer / AP Photo

University of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Are Higher Than Expected

About 1,000 students at the University of Illinois have tested positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks into the fall semester.

After touting a COVID-19 testing plan to safely reopen its campus, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ordering students to limit in-person activities for the next two weeks.

Reset checks in with NPR education reporter Elissa Nadworny for more on the recent spike in cases at U of I.

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