Merrimack College has shut down a dormitory and placed more than 250 students in quarantine or isolation after more than a dozen tested for the coronavirus.
Seventeen students who live in the residence hall have tested positive, according to a statement from Merrimack, a private Roman Catholic school in North Andover.
Of the 266 students who live in the dorm, more than 250 are quarantining off campus, and the remaining students are isolating in campus-designated spaces, according to the statement.
They will attend classes remotely for at least 14 days.
The dorm will be thoroughly cleaned before students are allowed to return, the school said.
All other students will be tested.
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