Auburn University officials conducting investigation into student conduct as hundreds test positive
Updated: Aug. 24, 2020 at 9:50 AM CDT
AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - An investigation is underway at Auburn University after hundreds of students tested positive for COVID-19.
This investigation comes after reports that students were filling popular downtown Auburn bars throughout the week and over the weekend without wearing masks or social distancing.
Though this alleged behavior took place off campus, Auburn University’s Code of Student Conduct applies to their conduct on campus and “situationally off campus,” particularly when potentially endangering the health and safety of the campus community.
University officials released a statement saying,
During the first week of classes, 202 students and five employees tested positive for COVID-19.
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