URI quarantines two campus houses

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KINGSTON, R.I. (WLNE)- The University of Rhode Island has ordered a fraternity house and a sorority house to quarantine after three students tested positive on its Kingston campus.

An email sent Friday on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs and Health Services confirmed the measures.

According to the statement, two positive cases were identified at a sorority and one at a fraternity. The university did not identify the organizations.

As a result, the school said a total of 58 students will be required to quarantine. Forty sorority members were tested on Wednesday and will undergo a two week quarantine.

The school said 18 fraternity members had been notified and are to be tested tonight, ahead of their two week quarantine.

Students can quarantine in their campus houses, or return home if it is safe to do so, according to the email.

According to the email, the school has administered 1,350 tests with 41 positive cases, giving it three percent positivity rate.

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