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Four COVID Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action

October 8, 2020

Four cases of COVID-19 have been detected on another floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

Because of the cases on the third floor of McIntyre Hall, all of the students on that floor are being told to shelter in place -- in the same manner that students on floors 10 and 11 of White Hall were told to shelter in place last week. Students on those floors who have not been in close contact with infected individuals will be allowed to go to in-person class and leave for work or religious activities.

The actions were taken in accordance with UW’s newly updated COVID-19 indicators and tactics for Phase 3 of the university’s fall return plan. These allow for UW to respond quickly to outbreaks of the virus in certain programs and facilities at the university with targeted interventions to limit the spread of the virus.

As of noon today (Thursday), the total number of active COVID-19 cases among UW students and employees stands at 139 -- 88 students living off campus, 50 students living on campus and one employee living off campus. Some 123 people are in quarantine due to exposure to someone infected by the virus -- 36 students on campus and 87 people off campus.

More information about UW’s COVID-19 response can be found at, which is being updated as information becomes available. Those with questions also may call (307) 766-COVD (2683) or email

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