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UNH Halts In-Person Classes To Stem Rising COVID Cases

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Dan Tuohy | NHPR

The University of New Hampshire is suspending in-person classes due to a rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases. 

Nearly 200 UNH students are currently isolating with active cases.  In a video to the school community Thursday, UNH president James Dean said the majority of the spread is occurring off campus and he urged all students to follow public health guidelines. 

Under the new rules, gatherings will be limited to six people or fewer.  Students can no longer have visits from people living in other dorms or off campus. 

Dean said if conditions don’t improve next week, UNH may impose even more restrictions.  UNH's law school and Manchester campus are not currently changing their operations. 

Keene State College chose to postpone the start of its semester to February 15 to avoid a predicted spike of COVID-19 cases in January.

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