Jack West | Editor-in-Chief
Even though many classes are offered fully or partially in-person, much of campus remains devoid of students, professors say.
This is the smallest weekly increase in cases since the University began the fall semester a month ago. Despite the low numbers, Dr. Fred Kam urged students and employees to continue following the University's guidelines.
In the first week of September Auburn reported adding 598 new COVID-19 cases. This is the largest weekly increase since the school reopened on Aug. 17.
Auburn has now added over 700 new COVID-19 cases since the start of the fall semester two weeks ago.
This summer, Landry Chizik and a handful of her family members tested positive for COVID-19. After weeks of nausea and anxiety, Chizik is warning other students to take this virus seriously.
According to the University, out of 21,315 students tested through the GuideSafe program, 859 tested positive.
More than 200 students and employees tested positive in the first week of classes. This does not include the number of people who tested positive as a part of the University's reentry testing.
Per an AU Alert early Monday morning, police are searching for a suspect near Auburn research park.
Auburn started its fall semester a week ago. Before the first bell, 32 students had tested positive, and many more remained untested. Cases in Lee County have spiked, and a floor of a sorority hall has been placed under quarantine.
Auburn University will now require students, faculty and staff to wear face coverings whenever they are on campus, regardless of whether or not they are inside or outside.