One campus, in Maryland, temporarily canceled in-person classes after coronavirus infections surged past 60 cases two days in a row. The other, in Virginia, kept classrooms open even after it logged 229 cases in a single day. The region’s flagship universities — the University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Virginia — have tracked an alarming uptick in the number of viral cases on campus. And each school has taken a different approach to curbing the spread, illustrating the tensions and uncertainty of trying to operate major research universities in the pandemic and preserve public health.
As U-Va. and U-Md. try to curb surge in coronavirus cases, neighboring communities brace themselves
February 23, 2021