UW Campuses Grapple with Whether Reopening Led to Community Spread of COVID-19

Wisconsin colleges and universities are confronting the uncomfortable question of how much their decision to reopen this fall at least partially drove some spread of the coronavirus to their communities.

In a new study that has not yet been formally peer-reviewed, researchers at Gundersen Health System found genetic links between large outbreaks among La Crosse college students back in September and subsequent COVID-19 cases in area nursing homes, including several deaths.

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