LSU Interim President Tom Galligan announced that four student organizations have been charged with violating the university’s code of conduct as it relates to the coronavirus. In addition, three to four investigations are currently being conducted into allegations of more COVID-19 violations and two students are also in the conduct process. This comes as LSU is weathering a surge of COVID-19 cases. The school is reporting 137 new infections as of yesterday, bringing the total case count to 366.
At a press conference earlier in the week, Governor Edwards called those numbers concerning, but says it’s expected based on what’s happening across the state. Edwards added that is not going to be possible to resume any activity when you have community spread of COVID and not have some additional transmission of the virus.
Galligan said school officials would keep looking at the numbers very carefully, because if they keep going up, they would be forced to go remote.