Winona State University and UW-Madison react quickly to COVID-19

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Winona State and UW-Madison react to COVID-19

WINONA, Minn. / MADISON, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Winona State University announced they will be conducting a 14-day campus quarantine starting September 8.

WSU President Scott Olson says the university is not currently aware of any serious illness related to COVID-19 within the university community. Olson noted they are seeing an increase in asymptomatic transmission.

Non-essential activities on campus will be limited for the next two weeks. Winona County Health reports 23 new cases today with all between the ages of 15 and 24.

UW-Madison is ordering students to limit their movements for the next two weeks, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

From now through September 21, all student gyms and recreational facilities will be closed. Dining halls will offer carry-out only, and visitors will not be allowed in dorms.

The university reports 148 students and one employee have tested positive. 37 of those cases live in residence halls and 111 live off-campus.

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