Sixteen in quarantine, two in isolation due to coronavirus at CCSU

Published on Monday, 23 November 2020 16:50
Written by Catherine Shen


NEW BRITAIN – Central Connecticut State University reported two new covid-19 cases on Friday and zero new cases for the weekend.

A resident student/staff was reported to have tested positive for covid-19 on Friday, according to the university’s daily covid-19 dashboard. One out-of-town commuter student self-reported a positive test on the same day while there were no reported no cases over the weekend.

As of Sunday, there are 16 people in quarantine and two people in isolation, according to the university.

For the week of Nov. 15 through Nov. 21, 429 resident students and staff were tested by Griffin Health. Out of the 429, four people were tested positive, making it a 0.93% positivity rate. Griffin Health also tested 14 commuters and two came out positive, making it a 14.29% positivity rate. There were 16 self-reported cases, including resident students and staff, New Britain commuters and out-of-town commuters, and 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 Monday, 23 November 2020 16:50. Updated: Monday, 23 November 2020 16:52.