CCSU reports two new covid-19 cases

Published on Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:34
Written by Catherine Shen

@cshenNBH

NEW BRITAIN – Central Connecticut State University is reporting two new covid-19 cases that were confirmed on Wednesday.

The new cases include a positive case from a resident student/staff and a self-reported case from a commuter student who is from New Britain, according to the university’s daily covid-19 dashboard. So far, there has been no reported new cases for faculty and staff for this week.

As of Wednesday, four people are quarantined, and two people are in isolation.

For the week of Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, 291 resident students and staff were tested by Griffin Health. Out of the 291, three people were tested positive, making it a 1.03% positivity rate. In self-reported cases, there were two resident students/staff who tested positive for coronavirus, one New Britain commuter student, two out of town commuters, and four staff members.

The university contracted with Griffin Health to conduct weekly covid-19 tests of 25% of the resident students and residence hall staff, as well as student athletes who are in season and practicing.

School officials emphasized that masks are required in all school buildings and public spaces and students in violation could face consequences, the most severe being complete suspension from school. If a faculty or staff member violates the rules, the Office of Human Resources will make determinations on a case-by-case basis.

The university’s covid-19 daily dashboard can be accessed at www.ccsu.edu



Posted in The Bristol Press, General News on Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:34. Updated: Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:37.