08 September 2020 – UNCW moves student residents to single occupancy rooms

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: New Hanover County Health Agency “approached” the university, the university characterizes their action as “voluntary”

Overview: The university is moving all student residents currently with roommates to single occupancy rooms, affecting about 800 students. In addition, upon the recommendation of the New Hanover County Health Department, students who are currently living on campus will not be permitted to move to off-campus housing unless they will be residing with parents or guardians.
Full details here: https://uncw.edu/news/2020/09/notice-uncw-works-with-residential-students-to-move-to-single-occupancy-rooms-in-residence-halls.html

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Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: state and county collected case counts
Evidence/Justification: “The Health Department approached UNCW because 18-to-24 year-olds represent the largest source of new COVID-19 cases in the county”