The University of Louisiana Lafayette is reporting that there are several cases of Covid-19 in two sororities and one fraternity.

Eric Maron with UL Lafayette's marketing office says there are two people in one sorority with the virus, five in another sorority and two people with Covid-19 in one of the fraternities.

The policy of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is for anyone who is Covid-19 positive to report that case, and they have done so. All of these people are now isolating for other people.

In addition to the positive cases, there are also just over two dozen women who were in close contact with these other women, so they are also isolating themselves from others.

There is free Covid-19 testing at the Cypress Lake Plaza this week. The last day is Friday. Members of the faculty, sororities and fraternities can go between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Officials do ask that if you are going to get the test, please register at https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/

Maron adds that due to both state and federal law they can't identify the people or the groups that each of the students are members of.

He says officials are asking people to do the following:

  • Don't gather in large groups.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Was your hands frequently.
  • Clean surfaces that are used often.
  • If you have symptoms, seek medical guidance.
  • Always practice social distancing.
  • Cover your mouth and/or nose when coughing or sneezing.