NEW BRITAIN – Central Connecticut State University is reporting multiple new cases of covid-19 for resident students, staff and faculty.
On Thursday, four resident students and one faculty/staff member were tested positive for the virus, according to the university’s daily covid-19 dashboard. There were three commuter students from New Britain who self-reported positive cases and two commuter students from out of town who self-reported positive cases as well.
There are four people in quarantine and six people in isolation, according to the university’s data.
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 .