Granville Towers has 102 positive COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, according to an email sent to residents obtained by The Daily Tar Heel.
As of Aug. 20, Granville Towers was at72 percent capacity with 940 leases — 10.8 percent of residents in Granville Towers have COVID-19.
The email from Carolina Housing directs all residents to get tested for COVID-19 before leaving campus.
"As a resident of Granville Towers, while you may not have been identified as a close contact of someone who has previously been diagnosed with COVID-19, you have an increased risk of exposure and are directed to get tested. We strongly recommend that you get tested before departing campus to prevent further spread and to protect your family and our communities," said Carolina Housing Director Allan Blattner and Executive Director of Campus Health Ken Pittman in the email.
Other dorms that are also urging residents to get tested include Ehringhaus, with 16 positive cases as of Thursday, and Hinton James, with 17 positive cases. Both residence halls were confirmed to have clusters on Aug. 14 and Aug. 16 respectively.