SIU reverses decision, decides to inform public of cases 

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter

SIU has reversed its decision not to announce active cases of COVID-19 affiliated with the university and will now be releasing that information on its coronavirus webpage.

The webpage now has a page called Active COVID cases, which can be found here.

This comes after the Daily Egyptian published an article yesterday about the university not announcing any testing numbers on campus.

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The positive cases are broken into three categories: students on campus, students off campus, and faculty and staff.

“These numbers may not be all-inclusive,” the website said.  “Employees and students live in multiple counties that have varying reporting processes, and reporting of affiliation with the university is voluntary.”

Right now, according to SIU, there are 3 active COVID cases among SIU students living off campus.

The numbers can be found at https://siu.edu/coronavirus/active-cases.php.

Guest contributor Danny Connolly is the executive producer for River Region Evening Edition and can be reached on Twitter at @DConnollyTV. 

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