UVA COVID-19 Cases In Decline

In the latest Spring 2021 update Thursday evening, the University administration noted “some of the lowest levels” of daily Covid-19 positive cases, commending students for their vigilance and adherence to public health measures.

Nearly one month after a spike in Covid-19 cases, the University’s seven-day average has decreased from a record high of 108 on Feb. 21 to an average of four Covid-19 positive cases this past week. The University now has a positivity rate of 0.18%; in under a month, the positivity rate has decreased by 4.25%.

The administration attributed the fall in positive cases and flattening of the curve as a testament to University students, faculty and staff’s “incredible efforts” in staying “healthy and safe.” 

This update follows President Jim Ryan’s email on Mar. 17 that the administration will “work with an advisory group” to adjust Final Exercises for the Class of 2021 in light of reduced restrictions on gathering limits for graduation. 

The email also stated students must continue to adhere to guidelines as the “virus is not over”. 

“We strongly discourage students from violating the University’s travel guidance, particularly for trips to spring break locations.” the University said. “We also urge you to be cautious about gatherings for the NCAA Tournament – the indoor gathering limit remains at six, with a limit of 10 if you are gathering outside.”


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