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Internal emails show how UVA worked to sway public opinion on its decision to reopen

As universities across the country opened for the fall semester, University of Virginia administrators took notes. The week before making a final decision on whether to proceed with in-person learning on Sept. 8, administrators appeared full-steam-ahead on the effort to conduct some sort of in-person learning for students during the fall, according to emails produced […]

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UVA scrambles to create 1,500 quarantine beds as insufficient space forces other universities to close

As students move into residence halls ahead of the start of in-person instruction Tuesday, the University of Virginia has allocated roughly 1,500 beds for quarantine and isolation housing. The number, which does not include beds available for isolating patients at the UVA Medical Center, indicates UVA’s determination to reopen in-person, and an effort to avoid […]

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It’s not yet clear if COVID-positive UVA students from out of area will count as local cases

Twenty thousand University of Virginia students have been shipped COVID-19 tests. An unknown number will live on Grounds and in the Charlottesville area this fall. There are still many unknowns about the start of a college school year during a pandemic. But what is known is that COVID-19 cases will occur in Charlottesville, a reality confirmed […]