Kappa Sigma fraternity at CSU sees second COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 5:00 PM, Sep 10, 2020

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — FORT COLLINS, Colo. — For some Colorado State University students, the news of a second COVID-19 outbreak at the Kappa Sigma fraternity came as a surprise.

"Maybe they’re partying, maybe they’re not following the rules or just not caring about their health," said CSU sophomore Mac Konrad.

School officials said that after multiple rounds of testing, 12 out of the 20 people who live in the building are positive for COVID-19 and another five are thought to be positive since they’re showing symptoms but have tested negative so far.

When Denver7 knocked on the fraternity’s doors nobody answered.

"It’s probably stuff the university doesn’t really have control over — it’s just stupid young kid stuff," said CSU student Ben Eidler.

Eidler said he sees people on campus following mask and social distancing guidelines.

Still, the worry is what happens off campus will have an effect.

"I think about it," Eidler said. "I think that on campus stuff is being controlled well enough that maybe if it does happen it is a pretty small risk but people are staying far apart, people are wearing their masks so I think that in the long run what happens off campus is a bigger deal than what’s happening here."

CSU said contact tracing was done to identify all other students who were in close contact and potentially exposed. They have been notified and quarantined.

CSU has had 122 COVID-19 cases on campus this semester. Go here for more COVID-19 data for the university.