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University Of Arizona Stay-At-Home Request Set To Expire

AP, file

The University of Arizona announced that a two-week shelter-in-place recommendation intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 is set to expire Tuesday.

University officials said Monday that they are cautiously optimistic after recent COVID-19 testing data has shown numbers that are headed in the right direction. Officials say the university’s daily positivity rate which measures community spread fell to 3.4% on Friday, below the targeted 5%. President Robert Robbins is positive about the Tucson-based university's direction but has raised concerns that students are not following the necessary steps. He warned that the recommendation could be reinstated.

Meanwhile, officials at Northern Arizona University said last Friday they were managing 226 known cases of COVID-19 among students on and off campus in Flagstaff. NAU has conducted more than 8,500 tests for the virus since Sept. 2. 

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