“Case counts have increased rapidly over the last several days,” UW officials wrote in a letter addressed to fraternity and sorority members on its website.
SEATTLE — A “significant outbreak” of COVID-19 has spread across multiple fraternity and sorority houses at the University of Washington (UW) Greek community in Seattle, according to UW officials.
As of late Thursday, 104 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed among nine fraternity and sorority organizations, UW officials said. Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, said more cases are likely to be reported.
“Case counts have increased rapidly over the last several days,” wrote UW officials in a letter addressed to the Greek community on its website. In addition to the Greek houses, cases are also associated with “live-outs” and individual members.
Students in the Greek community who have tested positive are being instructed to isolate in their