With more and more vaccines trickling in, the state of Maryland had finally begun to recover from a winter surge of COVID-19. Meanwhile, a series of COVID-19 clusters and outbreaks started cropping up in the University of Maryland community, as early as the second week of classes.
The first sign of a spike came in La Plata Hall in the first week of February. Two weeks later, the university announced campuswide restrictions, and days later, a weeklong sequester in place directive. About a week outside of the order, in-person classes are back and many limitations have been lifted. Reported COVID-19 cases have also started declining.
Here’s a look at what led the campus to a sequester-in-place and what the university’s COVID metrics have looked like since.
Data analysis and web design by Rina Torchinsky, with the help of Timeliner.js by Tarek Anandan and Datawrapper.