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Bristol University quarantines 300 students in halls of residence after 40 test positive

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Bristol University has confirmed 300 students are being quarantined in their halls of residence after an outbreak of COVID-19.



a large stone building: Wills Memorial Tower and Bristol Museum


Wills Memorial Tower and Bristol Museum

Some 40 students tested positive The Courtrooms residence, and all students living there have been asked to isolate.

Students have been asked to remain in their flats and only socialise with people in their “living circle”.

The university said it is offering “full support” to those affected.

Professor Sarah Purdy, pro vice-chancellor for student experience, said: “The health and safety of our students is a top priority at this very difficult and challenging time. 

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“We have been actively monitoring coronavirus case numbers across the University community throughout the pandemic and have implemented a range of planned, increasing measures to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. This has included the self-isolation of a number of living circles within our residences. 

“Having reassessed case numbers with colleagues from the Public Health Team today, we have decided that further measures are appropriate at this stage.  

“We know this is a stressful situation and full support is being offered to those affected. This is available 24/7 via our Student Support and Wellbeing teams.”

Isolating students will have food and laundry delivered to their doors.

A total of 254 students and three staff members are

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Ottawa County special education school closes after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

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ALLENDALE, MI – The Ottawa Area Center, a public school serving students with cognitive impairments, is closed to in-person instruction for one week after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.



a person in a blue blanket: Registered Nurse Hailey Allen changes gloves while testing patients for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Mercy Health Saint Mary's drive-through testing center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Patients must have a doctor's order to receive a test. Mercy Health also offers a testing site in Muskegon.


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Registered Nurse Hailey Allen changes gloves while testing patients for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Mercy Health Saint Mary’s drive-through testing center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Patients must have a doctor’s order to receive a test. Mercy Health also offers a testing site in Muskegon.

About 50 students and staff have been placed in quarantine following the positive test result, according to a news release issued by the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The suspension of in-person instruction is effective Thursday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Oct. 16, district officials said. The school will use remote learning during the facility’s closure.

The school, located at 10160 96th Ave., serves around 200 students ranging from ages 3 to 26 with moderate to severe cognitive impairments, according to the OAISD website.

The facility will remain vacant until Oct. 9 out of an abundance of caution, according to a letter sent to Ottawa Area Center parents. The facility will then undergo deep cleaning in preparation for the building’s reopening.



A certified medical assistant places a swab into a vile for people tested for coronavirus at a Flint drive-thru testing site April 15, 2020 at Atwood Stadium in Flint.


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A certified medical assistant places a swab into a vile for people tested for coronavirus at a Flint drive-thru testing site April 15, 2020 at Atwood Stadium in Flint.

In-person instruction will resume Monday, Oct. 19, according to the parent letter.

“I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to us that we provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff,” Ottawa Area Center Director JoAnne Thorsen and Assistant Director Julia Plaggemeyer wrote in the letter to parents.

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Florida State University president tests positive for COVID-19

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Florida State University President John Thrasher tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon, a day after his wife Jean Thrasher received a positive diagnosis, according to an announcement by the university.



John E. Thrasher wearing a suit and tie: FSU president John Thrasher, assists FSU physics professor Dr. Paul Cottle with a demonstration of magnetic induction to students at the Orlando Science School during his yearly visit to encourage them to continue their STEM education, on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Jobs in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) are plentiful and well-paying -- yet in Florida those are fields many students don't pursue long enough to earn a degree. With the help of an FSU physics professor, we've analyzed which school districts -- and local high schools - do the best job getting kids to take math and science courses that put them in the STEM pipeline.


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FSU president John Thrasher, assists FSU physics professor Dr. Paul Cottle with a demonstration of magnetic induction to students at the Orlando Science School during his yearly visit to encourage them to continue their STEM education, on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Jobs in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) are plentiful and well-paying — yet in Florida those are fields many students don’t pursue long enough to earn a degree. With the help of an FSU physics professor, we’ve analyzed which school districts — and local high schools – do the best job getting kids to take math and science courses that put them in the STEM pipeline.

Jean Thrasher tested positive Monday night after spending time in a hospital and rehabilitation facility in Tallahassee, the statement read.

John Thrasher is tested regularly for the virus, the university said, and he attended a football game on FSU’s campus Saturday while taking “appropriate precautions” after testing negative the day before. Members of his staff who have been in close contact with him tested negative for the coronavirus Tuesday.

FSU is working with public health authorities to conduct contact tracing in the Thrashers’ cases. The couple are self-isolating in their home and closely monitoring their symptoms, the statement said.

In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, John Thrasher said he and his wife were both feeling well, and he plans to work from home while in isolation.

Former FSU football coach Bobby Bowden also tested positive for COVID-19 this week after spending time in a local hospital’s rehabilitation center in late September, the Tallahassee

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Dozens of University of Oregon students positive for virus

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon is reporting that dozens of students have tested positive for COVID-19.

The university’s website showed on Monday that 57 coronavirus cases had been confirmed in the previous four days alone.

All of those cases involve students, but only one of the students lives in on-campus housing. The rest live off campus. The surge in cases comes at the beginning of the school year, KEZI-TV reported.

Cases have been climbing since about Sept. 22, when the university reported 15 cases. Every day since then, at least six additional cases have been reported. Officials said students who live on campus and test positive for the disease are “in isolation” while they recover.


University of Oregon has reported a total of more than 200 cases since June 1.

Also on Monday, the Register-Guard reported that four people were cited by city and university police on Saturday for hosting a party for between 100 and 150 mostly college-age people off campus.

Lane County Public Health officials have urged the community to stop gatherings, in particular, college parties, which have now led to multiple COVID-19 outbreaks.

Lane County is currently in Phase 2 of pandemic reopening, meaning all indoor gatherings are capped at 10 people.

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Private Tutoring Market in US Will Showcase Positive Impact During 2020-2024 | Emphasis on STEM Education to Boost the Market Growth

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Technavio has been monitoring the private tutoring market in US and it is poised to grow by USD 6.26 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Private Tutoring Market in US 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Chegg Inc., Club Z! Inc., Growing Stars Inc., Huntington Mark LLC, John Wiley & Sons Inc., MindLaunch Coaching, Pearson Plc, Sylvan Learning LLC, Varsity Tutors LLC, and Wyzant Inc. are some of the major market participants. To make the most of the opportunities, market vendors should focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments, while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments.

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Emphasis on STEM education has been instrumental in driving the growth of the market. However, the availability of open-source material might hamper market growth.

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