Boston College announced this week that the number of positive coronavirus tests on campus has dropped after a brief spike. 3.5 percent of students at the college tested positive at the beginning of September. This week, just 0.6 percent of students tested positive for the virus.
According to a Boston Herald report, Boston College has recovered from a spike in positive coronavirus tests. The university experienced a spike last week when 3.5 percent of students tested positive for the virus. Just a week later, only 0.6 percent of students have tested positive.
The university claimed through a spokesperson that the initial spike was caused by off-campus social gatherings. The university attributes the drop in positive cases to student compliance with various policies that have been adopted to mitigate the spread of the virus.
After the initial spike, Newton, Massachusetts, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said that the spike amongst Boston College students posed