The University of Maryland at College Park transitioned all classes to online instruction on Saturday and asked students living on campus to sequester in place. The restrictions will last for at least one week.
The restrictions are a response to a rise in COVID-19 cases at the university. Early last week the administration reported clusters and outbreaks stemming from multiple locations on and off campus, and established new safety measures, such as limiting all student gatherings to five people. This past week, the university reported 95 new COVID-19 cases.