Pepperdine Covid Cluster – 17 Covid Cases In Dorms, 9 On Baseball And Mens Volleyball Teams

Written by on April 8, 2021

L – A County now says seven cases of coronavirus are linked to the Pepperdine athletics department.

And the number of infections in the dorms at Pepperdine is now 19.

Earlier this week … 17 cases were reported in student housing.

The student newspaper reports that the Pepperdine baseball team went into quarantine for 10 days and canceled all team activities for a minimum of two weeks.

A few hour later … the men’s volleyball team also reported positive tests for COVID-19.

Men’s volleyball team members also were forced to quarantine for 10 days and pause all team activities for a minimum of two weeks.

According to the Pepperdine Graphic student newspaper … the school’s medical director instructed the baseball team members over Zoom on how to behave to contain the spread during  the quarantine period.

Doctor Lucy Larson said that all off-campus students were to sleep as far away from other roommates as possible and wear masks in their apartments.

The Grpahic quoted one baseball team player, Grant Georges. who said two freshmen has tested positive.

It could’ve been from something as simple as going to the grocery store,” the junior-year student was quoted as saying. “But this is a lot different from our last positive test, because contact tracing is a much bigger factor here.”

About a month ago … Pepperdine Baseball postponed a game against USC in a Covid-related decison.

Pepperdine has not issued any news releases or made any public comment.

We have gathered this information from the county’s latest Covid 19 statistics … and the student newspaper … the Graphic,

Pepperdine University remains in distance learning mode for all classes except those that require in person instruction.

But there are several hundred first year students living in on-campus housing … taking remote classes.

The university has instituted measures to test for … detect and quickly contain any Covid outbreaks in its student housing.

The 400th case of Coronavirus infection has been detected in Malibu city limits.

L A County says seven casesof the disease have been conformed amongst people with Malibu addresses … over nthe last two weeks.

Our local death toll from Covid 19 remains 7 residents …. plus at least 7 people who worked in Malibu and who were part of our community.

Good news on the vaccine front … mixed with bad.

The scary California variant of the coronavirus may be easier to spread …. and harder to treat … but the three vaccines work against it.

Scientists at Duke University in North Carolina say that the three vaccines several vaccines should continue to provide an effective defense against

Their findings were published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The California variants are the likely cause behind the wintertime surge of the Covid disease the brought the state’s hospitals into crisis mode.

More than half of the cases in California are of the California variant … but it is variant that first was detected in Britain that is the predominant strain in the rest of the country.

The California variant has now spread to all 50 states and around the world.

Vaccines are now available to any adult who stands in line at some centers … such as the mass vaccination site at Cal State L-A.

But California is expecting about 90% fewer Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses next week.

The ruined vaccine at the factory in Baltimore is going to hit us hard.

That means fewer appointments are going to be available for first time doses … even as the state expands eligibility to any resident over age 16 on April 15.


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