Duquesne University students choosing to live off campus, take classes online because of COVID-19

Duquesne University students choosing to live off campus, take classes online because of COVID-19

PITTSBURGH — Duquesne University students are choosing to live off-campus and take classes online because they’re worried about COVID-19.

It’s a decision many families have been forced to make this year with the high costs of room and board.

“Now that there is COVID cases on campus, it makes relieved that I am living off-campus,” said student Crystal Beriguete- Castro.

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As of Sept. 12, there have been five confirmed student cases on campus and five faculty and staff cases. There are also 21 suspected cases.

Duquesne University has an extensive hub of information dedicated to COVID-19. It’s all online and updated regularly.

Students can also use the university mobile app. They can even answer daily health screen questions, checking whether or not they are sick, what their temperature is or if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

It’s certainly not how students envisioned their school year to be, and some students have had to make tough decisions to be extra cautious while also saving money.