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College COVID concerns: Numbers rise at IU-Bloomington

Student says not everyone is on the same page
Posted at 11:46 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 23:52:23-04

BLOOMINGTON — College campuses across Central Indiana trying to cut down on the number of coronavirus cases are finding that to be a difficult task.On Monday, IU announced an additional 6 Greek organizations would have to quarantine in their houses bringing that total up to 14

Maliha Zafar is an IU Junior who tells WRTV she wants her fellow students to realize the importance of following all the guidelines about slowing the spread of coronavirus

"I know I shouldn't be going out and partying so I'm not. I just think everyone needs to get on the same page," Zafar said.

Zafar is part of sorority, but they don't have a house. She and her sisters have been spared from the mandatory quarantine impacting other organizations. They've been conducting all their meetings virtually and avoiding hanging out in person.

"I have two sisters who live downstairs in the same apartment complex as me. I've seen them a few times, but even then, we're standing far apart from each other," Zafar said.

Zafar first talked to WRTV about a month before classed started. She and her parents told us how they weren't going to see each other as much because of the virus. Although she's not happy about that decision, she realizes it's what needs to be done to keep everyone safe as possible. She wishes more people would make those type of sacrifices.

"This has got to be a collective effort from everyone," Zafar said.