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It’s troubling news for any parent who’s sending their kids to a university this fall. Just as Texas students head back to their college campuses, two Texas A&M sororities have now been placed in quarantine after a coronavirus outbreak, according to Texas A&M officials.
“In particular, this week we are aware of two sororities–Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Delta Delta–whose activities and members are experiencing exposure to the virus,” Texas A&M officials stated.
Texas A&M officials say that 14 members of the Delta Delta Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities have tested for COVID-19. Members of each sorority have been instructed to stay in their homes. The schools say the sororities are now following the proper protocols for quarantine.
“Consistent with our protocols as indicated in issued guidance and in consultation with the Brazos County Health District, we have initiated chapter-wide quarantine and contact tracing for those who live in the sorority houses or elsewhere and were in contact,” Texas A&M officials added.
According to the Vice President of Student Affairs Daniel Pugh, the sorority chapters at A&M have approximately 270 members each. Pugh told the Bryan Station Eagle said that the combination of cases in Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Delta Delta led to the chapter-wide quarantine.
“It wasn’t a preset number; It wasn’t a preset activity,” Pugh stated. “It was a combination of those together and the potential spread. And that required the action.”
The university is urging students who feel they were exposed to the virus to please stay home and quarantine for 14 days.