By Danielle Chavira

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The University of Colorado Boulder is now the site of Colorado’s largest active coronavirus outbreak. The number are staggering compared to other outbreaks across the state.

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The university has more than 1,200 confirmed cases. Most are students but a dozen staff members have also tested positive.

The school officially switched to remote learning for all students on Wednesday as a response to get the number of COVID-19 cases under control. CU said it wanted to step up prevention, including working the city of Boulder to cut down potential parties.

As of Sept. 21, 14 students were cited for “serious public health violations” some of which were associated with large gatherings.

As more than 250 students moved into isolation on campus, some parents raised concerns about the lack of monitoring and guidance.

CU has more confirmed cases than the next two largest outbreaks combined. The Sterling Correctional facility has more than 600 cases among inmates and staff.

The JBS meat packing plant in Greeley reports 291 confirmed cases. Six workers and one corporate worker died when an outbreak at the plant hit.

LINK: Colorado Outbreak Data

Danielle Chavira

Comments (2)
  1. more fake news from cbs 4……what about all the phony out of state protesters being paid to ride buses and drive together to come here and raise h e l l ?? lets pick on the students whom actually are trying to improve their lives even if it is in a place like liberal CU. Like Dwight said “the pandemic is OVER” but the media will keep up the fake narrative.

  2. Dwight Smith says:

    Do your research folks. This PCR testing is a joke. These are not real virus cases. As one researcher calls this, it’s a casedemic. The pandemic is over.

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