A new house in the Greek Village was put under quarantine as multiple members have tested positive, bringing the total number of houses under quarantine to six.
Members who tested positive were either asymptomatic or showed minor symptoms that didn't require hospitalization.
Those who did test positive have a choice to return home or isolate in Bates West. Those who didn't test positive but live in the homes will have to quarantine in the homes for 14 days.
As of today, total coronavirus cases make up 1.1% of the student population.
In an email statement, University President Bob Caslen said he is still committed to having in-person classes at USC.
"While this week’s rise in the number of positive COVID cases concerns me, we always knew that there would be a rise in cases once the entire campus community returned. Fortunately, all of our cases to date have been minor and our key dashboard indicators are well within the modeled parameters. As I’ve said repeatedly, we will take the steps needed through education--and if necessary, student discipline--to slow the spread of the virus within our campus community,” Caslen said in the email.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.