Stony Brook University has experienced a small spike in student cases of COVID-19 over the past few weeks. From Feb. 4 to Feb. 24, 117 students tested positive, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard.
#OPINION Many academic institutions across the country have reported outbreaks of COVID-19 on their campuses, with many of them being attributed to a common occurrence: Parties. These parties need to stop to allow students to safely remain on campus.
The university, which has tested more than 3,000 students since Aug. 11, said that 17 students have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases on campus to 18, after the first case was reported on Aug. 28.