Three additional coronavirus clusters have been identified at Elon University. Two of the clusters are in freshman dorms — Carolina Hall and Barney Hall, both in the Historic Neighborhood — as well as the sorority Phi Mu, according to an email from Jeff Stein, chair of the Ready & Resilient committee.
According to Stein’s email, these are considered clusters because there were five positive cases in these groups within a 14-day period.
These new clusters come after the university moved to Level 2 -- Moderate Alert Level for the coronavirus on Oct. 18 after a cluster was identified on Thursday in East Neighborhood Building A, another freshman dorm.
Stein said these clusters have been linked to social gatherings without masks on.
On Monday, the university reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the campus community.