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Quarantine in Sansom Place West Biggest Deterrent to Catching COVID-19


Photo by Kylie Cooper / The Daily Pennsylvanian

 After Penn’s announcement that they would quarantine students in Sansom Place West, many Penn students have reconsidered taking actions that may put them at risk for COVID-19. 

“I was originally excited to go back to campus,” said Wharton junior Jad Trout. “I was looking forward to meeting all my friends, going to wild parties, sharing drinks, and hooking up. I don’t even care about COVID. I’m young, it can’t hurt me."

“But after I saw the announcement that Penn will be quarantining students in Sansom Place West, my stomach dropped,” said Trout. “I can’t live there for two weeks or more. No matter what. I promise I’ll be responsible and not catch COVID.”

Many other students share similar sentiments, and as a result, most Penn students have decided to diligently follow the rules of social distancing, wearing facemasks, and washing their hands regularly. 

“I can recover from COVID,” said Engineering junior Felix Caufield. “But living in Sansom West is something I’ll never recover from.”