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Curbing COVID-19 cases at UArizona Frat and Sorority Houses on campus

Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ
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Curbing COVID-19 cases at UArizona Frat and Sorority Houses on campus
Curbing COVID-19 cases at UArizona Frat and Sorority Houses on campus
Rules for fraternities and sororities on campus at UArizona to curb COVID-19

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA -- ISEXPERIENCING A CORONAVIRUSOUTBREAK.

WE STILL HAVE YET TOHEAR BACK FROM ALPHA PHI'S UOF A CHAPTER -- AFTER REACHINGOUT TO THEM -- SEVERAL TIMES.YESTERDAY -- U OF A OFFICIALS-- SAID IT WAS OUTSIDE OFTHEIR JURISDICTION... AS GREEKLIFE HOUSES -- ARE ONLYAFFILIATES OF THE UNIVERSITY.HOWEVER -- AS NINE ON YOURSIDE'S ROGELIO MARES REPORTS-- THE UNIVERSITY SAYS IT HASESTABLISHED RULES FORFRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES --TO HELP CURB THE SPREAD OF THECORONAVIRUS.SOT THEY DO HAVE TO FOLLOW THEMANDATE THAT THE UNIVERSITYPOLICY HAS WHEN THEY ARE ONCAMPUS.

06SEC MARCOS GUZMAN ISTHE ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTSAT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONAAND THE AUTHORITY ON ALLMATTERS CONCERNINGFRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES.HE SAYS THE ORGANIZATIONS WITHHOUSES ON THE UNIVERSITY'SGROUND ABIDE BY THE SAME RULESAS EVERYONE ON CAMPUS.

SOT ITIS EXPECTED FOR THEM TO FOLLOWTHAT VERSUS A STUDENT THAT MAYBE LIVING SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY.06SEC OF THE 51 GREEKORGANIZATIONS AT THE U-OF-A 26HAVE HOUSES ON CAMPUS GROUNDSAND IT'S THOSE GROUPS THATHAVE TO ABIDE BY ON- CAMPUSRULES LIKE WEARING A MASK.

SOTONE OF THE BENEFITS OF HAVINGA RECOGNIZED FACILITY WITH OUROFFICE IS THEY GET THEPRIVILEGE TO HOST SOCIALEVENTS.

09SEC THINK PARTIESAND OTHER GATHERINGS THEY'DHAVE DURING A TYPICALSEMESTER.

SOT WHEN COVID-19HIT WE KNEW THAT WE HAD TOMAKE AN ADJUSTMENT TO OURPOLICY.

05SEC GUZMAN SAYS THECURRENT PROCESS TO HOST APARTY OR OTHER SOCIAL EVENT ATA FRAT OR SORORITY HOUSEINVOLVES A REGISTRY.

SOT WEDON'T APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OFTHOSE EVENTS; WE SIMPLYREGISTER THEM AS ANOTIFICATION PROCESS.

06SECTHAT'S WHERE THE UNIVERSITYSAYS IT'S STOPPING GATHERINGAND PARTIES AT FRAT ANDSORORITY HOUSES ON CAMPUS: BYSIMPLY NOT ALLOWING THAT FIRSTPART OF THE PROCESS TO HAPPEN.SOT WE WERE NOT TAKING ANYREGISTRATIONS FOR SOCIALEVENTS FOR THIS SEMESTER.05SEC GUZMAN SAYS FRATERNITIESOR SORORITIES, LOCATED ONCAMPUS, THAT HOST A PARTY ATTHEIR HOUSE COULD BE SUBJECTTO PUNISHMENT BY THEUNIVERSITY OR THEIR FELLOWSTUDENTS.

SOT IF A GROUPDECIDES TO TRY TO HAVE ASOCIAL EVENT AT THE PROPERTYTHAT WOULD IN VIOLATION OF OURPOLICY AND THEY WOULD BE HELDACCOUNTABLE THROUGH OUR DEANOF STUDENTS OFFICE OR OURGREEK STANDARDS BOARD.

12SECROGELIO MARES, KGUN9 ON YOURSIDE.LET'S GET OUR FIRST WARNINGWEATHER WITH BRIAN BRENNAN.

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