Dordt Increases Precautions, Remains At Yellow Alert Level

Sioux Center, Iowa — Dordt University has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in its student body. As of September 21, there are eight active positive COVID-19 cases among students, and 63 students are in quarantine or isolation.

Dr. Erik Hoekstra, president of Dordt University says this is discouraging news, since they saw a decrease in COVID-19 cases in their student body in mid-September.

Dordt’s “Roadmap for Reopening” mitigation plan considers community infection rates as well as cases on campus. With increasing community spread in Sioux County and more COVID-19 cases among students, Dordt will remain at the yellow alert level but will heighten precautions such as limiting event attendance. The Rec Center, Campus Store, and Hulst Library will remain closed to the public.

Hoekstra says that it is crucial for the Dordt community to adhere to social distancing practices, and they must continue to remain vigilant about social distancing, wearing their masks, and keeping their interactions to 10-15 minutes in length. He says it is vital that they do so, in order to maintain a yellow alert level.



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