Eastern coronavirus outbreak
University placed 130 in quarantine/isolation last week, positive cases in Cheney zip code nearly double since Sept. 6
Last updated 10/12/2020 at 6:33pm
CHENEY – Eastern Washington University is facing an outbreak of COVID-19 barely two weeks into fall quarter and the implementation of measures it and the city hoped would prevent large outbreaks from occurring.
University officials said they have placed 130 people in quarantine or isolation the past week alone, with periods ranging from 1-2 days while awaiting test results to up to 24 days. They also confirmed that Spokane Regional Health District officials have notified them that two of the outbreaks involve fraternities located off campus.
Annika Scharosch, Eastern’s vice president fo...