BOSTON (CBS) – Boston College has issued a warning to its students – follow COVID-19 precautions or you may be kicked off campus.
The school said cases have spiked on campus because students aren’t following the rules. This week, there have been 24 confirmed cases on campus, and last week, there were 48.READ MORE: The Roaring 2020s? A Look At What The Post-Pandemic Economy Could Look Like
Most of those testing positive are undergraduate students. In fact, BC said the “worst offenders” are freshmen, who are going to parties and aren’t wearing masks or social distancing.READ MORE: Police Search For Suspect After Report Of Shots Fired At Salem Walmart
Many students at those maskless parties have already been removed from university housing or suspended.
In a letter to students, the college’s executive vice president said the school may need to impose new restrictions, including possibly ending the on-campus semester early.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Reopening Plan: COVID Restrictions Loosen Monday, Including Restaurant Capacity
All Boston College students will be required to attend a mandatory Zoom meeting to go over the safety protocols.