Pima County Sees Jump In COVID-19 Cases As University Of Arizona Resumes In-Person Classes

Published: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 8:49pm
Updated: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 7:50am
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University of Arizona President Robert Robbins shares his plans to reopen his campus at an April 30, 2020, press conference.

More than three weeks have passed since the University of Arizona started in-person classes and Pima County has already seen a 16% increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

UA President Robert Robbins told CNN this was expected.

"So we’re aggressively going after parties — in particular and large gatherings, because as you well know that’s where the highest rate of transmissibility is." 

Robbins said students who do not follow the universities policies and procedures will first get a warning. However, a student could face suspension or even expulsion.

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