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University Of Dayton Reports COVID-19 Increases, Montgomery County Returns To Level 3 Emergency

University of Dayton sign at the entrance to campus
Jason Reynolds

On Thursday, the University of Dayton reported a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, with 148 new positive cases since Wednesday. In a video message to students, University of Dayton President Eric Spina said undergraduate courses would be remote until at least September 14.

“We are not yet where we need to be,” he said. “Please continue to be vigilant. Assume that the virus is anywhere and everywhere. Protect yourself and protect others at all times.”

Montgomery County was elevated Thursday to the red Level 3 Public Emergency status under the statewide advisory system. While new cases per capita had previously been declining in the county, over the past two weeks cases have been rising.

While working at the station Leila Goldstein has covered the economic effects of grocery cooperatives, police reform efforts in Dayton and the local impact of the coronavirus pandemic on hiring trends, telehealth and public parks. She also reported Trafficked, a four part series on misinformation and human trafficking in Ohio.