Radford: COVID cases linked to fraternity party

Virginia News

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR/AP) — Another fraternity at Radford University is facing consequences for allegedly violating pandemic-related safety guidelines.

According to Caitlyn Scaggs, Associate Vice President for University Relations, the Rho Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was placed on interim suspension after hosting an off-campus party that violated the university’s coronavirus restrictions.

Radford University administered 270 COVID-19 tests this week, 59 of which were positive, the station reported. University officials said half of the cases were attributed to the party.

More than half of the positive COVID-19 cases from the prior week have reportedly been attributed to the fraternity’s party.

Scaggs says this party should have never occurred since its attendance exceeded the 10-person gathering limitation.

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