By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Students on one floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming have been told to shelter-in-place due to a recent small coronavirus outbreak.
Four cases of the virus have been detected on the third floor of McIntyre Hall and all of the students living on that floor have been told to stay on that floor for the next few days, according to a release from the university.
Students living on other floors who haven’t been in close contact with the infected individuals will be allowed to go to in-person class and leave the dorms for work or religious activities, the university said.
The rules are the same as those imposed on students at White Hall, where infections were detected two floors last week.
As of noon Thursday, the total number of active coronavirus cases among UW students and employees was at 139: 88 students living off-campus, 50 students living on-campus and one employee living off-campus.
Some 123 people are in quarantine due to exposure to someone infected by the virus: 36 students on-campus and 87 people off-campus.