Coronavirus outbreak prompts restrictions at Maryland dorm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Residents of a dormitory at the University of Maryland are being asked to restrict their movements for the next two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak there.

outlets report that the restrictions affect more than 200 students living in Denton Hall, a traditional high-rise dormitory located near the campus football stadium.

Campus officials say the restrictions are not an official quarantine but students have been told not to attend in-person classes and asked to restrict movements as much as possible. Communal bathrooms can only be used two at a time.

In the past two weeks, 23 Denton students have tested positive for coronavirus.

The restrictions went into effect at 5 p.m. Friday. Students also had the option of returning home before the restrictions went into effect.

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