UofM postpones adding in-person classes

WATCH: UOFM postpones return to in-person classes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The University of Memphis will not add in-person classes next week as previously scheduled due to two clusters of COVID-19 on campus.

Shelby County health officials confirmed the clusters Tuesday afternoon during a press conference.

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According to Chief of Epidemiology David Sweat, one cluster involves members of the football team and football staff.

The UofM will review plans for in-person classes at the beginning of October at the earliest, according to a release from the school’s website.

Classes began remotely Aug. 17.

Campus housing and dining facilities are open, according to the release.

Facial coverings are required in public areas on campus.