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Students share advice, urge others to be safe after spike in coronavirus cases

As COVID-19 cases increase throughout the nation, the CDC reported a drastic increase in the virus at the start of October among adults aged 18 to 22. The CDC indicated the likelihood that some of the increase is linked to the resumption of in-person attendance at some colleges and universities. Their previous reports show that young adults are less likely than other age groups to adhere to some COVID-19 prevention measures. 


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University reports eight new coronavirus cases overnight; 30 cases since start of month

Seton Hall reported eight new cases of the coronavirus early Sunday morning, pushing the total number of cases the University has seen since the start of the semester to 37. ⁠⁠Seven of the cases, which were detected on Saturday, were reported in five off-campus and two on-campus students all connected to the South Orange campus. The eighth case was said to be an employee who was found to be infected on Friday through outside testing.⁠⁠The University has now detected 30 total coronavirus cases during the month of October – 25 of which were found in the last seven days – accounting for 80% of all cases since Seton Hall reopened in August.⁠⁠The University has now detected 30 total coronavirus cases during the month of October – 25 of which were found in the last seven days – accounting for 80% of all cases since Seton Hall reopened in August.


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Seton Hall reports four new coronavirus cases in highest recorded single-day increase; several cases said to be ‘related’

Seton Hall recorded four new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday evening, its highest single-day increase. According to the Health Intervention and Communication Team (HICT) dashboard, three of the cases appear to be related to another confirmed case from Oct. 20 – another first for the University which, until this point, had only reported isolated cases.


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Village reports worst day since April for positive coronavirus cases as numbers continues to grow statewide

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum announced five new coronavirus cases in the Village on Monday. According to Collum, the cases all appear to be unrelated but noted that in the last several days the Village has been made aware of “large house parties” within the Columbia High School community, which serves students from both South Orange and Maplewood.

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