U of M Students With Covid Pushed Into Roach Infested Apartments With No Supplies
A student literally goes viral as he brings attention to shocking conditions with no supplies at U of M campus.
A University of Michigan student named Sam Burnstein uploaded a TikTok Friday about what happened to him and other students after testing positive for Covid-19. In this video that has received nearly half a million views in less than 48 hours, Burnstein lays out the unacceptable conditions. He and other students were allegedly ordered to stay in nearby empty apartments that are infested with roaches. They are being told to quarantine in these empty apartment with no food. The only supply they've been given is one roll of single ply toilet paper. Imagine living in an apartment with no cleaning supplies, food or microwave oven. Then imagine you're battling a nasty virus and your'e not allowed to leave that apartment.
These Covid-19 positive students have been living off of the generosity and leftovers of the students of The Graduate Employees' Organization.
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Then there are the numerous complaints on Reddit,
Quarantining at Northwood: No microwave to warm food, burnt plastic in the oven, no dishwasher, no dishes, no trash bags or trash can, no washing machine, no tv, and a roach infestation.
Here's the kicker. This isn't a new problem. This has been going on since March according to this Reddit post,
Can confirm the Northwood condition. I was sent there in late March because I had COVID symptoms. They did deliver three cold meals a day to me but without a microwave, I had to reheat them with a pot I brought from home. It was extremely difficult to work in the kitchen with the fatigue I had.
The Graduate Employees’ Organization at the University of Michigan (GEO) has been taking donations and trying to find students via Reddit, Facebook and Twitter in need so they can help out.
You would think the University would step up their programs to prevent the spread of the virus as well as living condition with the amount of money they receive from the students that are being treated so poorly.