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Michigan State University said it will take a residence hall out of regular service and use it for students who test positive for the coronavirus.

Students who live on campus can move to Akers Hall or return home for a certain period if they test positive. The dorm can hold roughly 500 people, said Kat Cooper, spokeswoman for Residential and Hospitality Services.

“As we watched cases rise around the country, we decided we needed more options for that available to us,” Cooper told

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Students have returned to Grand Valley State University in record numbers. Roughly 6,300 are calling the Allendale campus home. That’s up 150 students from last year. With year-over-year enrollment increasing, GVSU has opened a new learning and living student.