Monmouth University confronts COVID-19 ‘super-spreader’ event

University president says he will decide shortly whether students must continue with all-virtual learning

After 125 students caught COVID-19 from a so-called super-spreader event off-campus a couple of weeks ago, Monmouth University reacted by isolating active cases, shutting down in-person classes and moving all instruction online.

Some students are annoyed, and administrators must now decide how the rest of the semester will be handled: Monmouth president Patrick Leahy says he will decide shortly whether students must continue with all-virtual learning. Monmouth is not the first New Jersey university to struggle to suppress the coronavirus. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.