The University of Maryland says about 15% of all of its undergraduate courses will begin to meeting in person start Monday after the school reported a low campus positivity rate of 0.7%.
The school says that with its low number of coronavirus cases, it is safe to move ahead with steady reopening on school. The majority of classes are still being taught virtually.
Nevertheless, an increase in cases among student professional athletes at UMD resulted in a pause in sports practice, and some fraternities and sororities reported cases also. Cafeterias stay closed for sit-down meals, and no visitors are allowed trainee dorms.
In the city of Alexandria, Virginia, anybody over the age of 10 deals with a fine of up to $100 for not using a face covering in public, starting Oct. 1, regional officials say.
The brand-new mask legislation was passed Saturday at an Alexandria city council meeting. Lawbreakers of the mask regulation will get an initial warning prior to being released a fine, which will be similar to a traffic ticket.
The Smithsonian is set to resume 4 more museums to the public beginning this Friday. The National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Portrait Gallery are among them.
The museums will have decreased hours of operation, and visitors will require to schedule free timed-entry passes here.
What the Data Shows
A total of 1,294 brand-new cases of coronavirus and 17 deaths were reported in D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Monday.
D.C.'s seven-day typical positivity rate reached an all time low of 2.1% on Monday. The average positivity rate in Maryland and Virginia is presently at 3.5% and 7.2%, respectively.
The seven-day rolling average of new cases stood stable at 44 cases in D.C. In Maryland, the seven-day average dropped from 662 recently to 538 today. In Virginia, it has remained in the mid-900s for the previous 2 weeks.
In Virginia, 698 individuals are currently hospitalized for COVID-19. That's the most affordable variety of hospitalizations in the state because mid-July.
Hospitalizations have hovered around the 350 mark in Maryland and near 90 in D.C. for the previous week.
The map listed below shows the number of coronavirus cases detected per 100,000 citizens.
Coronavirus Cases in DC