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Homebound health concerns

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The fall semester is nearly finished, and students will be headed home to spend time with their families for the extended break. 

However, it is important to keep in mind the added risk that students are at and what they may be taking home to their families.

According to Doane’s COVID-19 Risk Dashboard, Crete students are still at a high risk for the virus. 

There have been a total of 148 recovered cases of the virus. In addition, there are 20 current positive cases with nine more cases still awaiting results. The figures were updated on Nov. 21 as of the writing of this article.

According to an email sent out on Nov. 20 from University Communications, there were 23 positive cases, 19 of them being students and four being faculty members. 

In the same email, it was noted that risk dials for both Saline and Lancaster Counties remained in the severe category.

91 percent of campus isolation space was open at the time of the email. 

It is important for students to remember to practice social distancing and remain safe in their last few days on campus. Wearing masks is still required on campus where social distancing is not possible. Masks are required at all times when indoors as well.