Cases continue to rise at the college since an outbreak began last week. Providence College administrators announced 25 new cases Wednesday, including one staff member. 

The school is in the process of testing every student currently at the school. On Tuesday, the school tested 754 students and had 22 new positives, with a percent positive rate of 2.9 percent. Providence College also announced three additional cases from previous testing. 

Student testing is expected to be finished by Thursday. 

No students have been hospitalized, according to a spokesperson for the school. Students who have tested positive are in isolation, and their close contacts are required to quarantine. According to the college, some students have returned home to isolate. 

Providence College began the semester with in-person learning, but switched to virtual classes for the week, and issued a stay-at-home order for all students living on and off campus, until at least Sept. 27.

Students are not allowed to leave campus. If students are living off-campus, they are required to stay in their apartments. In the case that students need medications from a local pharmacy, school staff are arranging pickup and delivery. 

Local elected officials have called on the school to remain online, as cases continue to increase. 

“This is incredibly concerning for the entire PC community and it is also affecting our neighboring communities,” Senator Samuel Bell and Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, said in a statement. 

School leadership is expected to make a decision about whether to resume in-person classes by this weekend.