Nine new coronavirus cases reported at CCSU this week

Published on Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:46
Written by Catherine Shen


NEW BRITAIN – Nine new covid-19 cases have been reported this week by Central Connecticut State University, including three faculty and staff.

Based on the university’s daily covid-19 dashboard, most of the cases were self-reported as of Wednesday. One resident student, one New Britain commuter student, and four out-of-town commuter students self-reported positive tests this week along with three faculty and staff members.

There are four people in quarantine and four people in isolation, according to the university’s data.

For the week of Nov. 8 to Nov. 14, 303 resident students and staff were tested by Griffin Health. Out of the 303, five people were tested positive, making it a 1.65% positivity rate. In self-reported cases, there were five New Britain commuter students who tested positive, eight out-of-town commuters, and three faculty and 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.

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News on Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:46. Updated: Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:48.