Quinnipiac reverts to orange alert as COVID-19 cases decrease


Matthew Jaroncyk, COVID-19 Beat Reporter

Wednesday afternoon, the Quinnipiac community was notified that it will revert back to an orange alert effective at 5 p.m.

The news, sent out in a statement by senior medical advisor Dr. David Hill comes in response to the low positivity rate and confirmed COVID-19 cases the university has seen in the past few weeks.

The announcement comes after the university announced on its COVID-19 dashboard Wednesday that its seen five new positive cases on Monday, and a total of 10 cases as of Wednesday. With this, there has been a decrease in the number of active cases in isolation.

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This also comes several weeks after the incident that put Quinnipiac in an orange alert in early November, only to go into a red alert a few days after.

According to Hill, “certain clinical classes, skills-based assessments and lab classes that are critical for program degree completion will resume in-person instruction starting Nov. 19.”

Students who were not part of the university-wide on-campus testing that took place between Nov. 9 to Nov. 11 that either went home or missed the testing period are required to provide the university with a negative COVID-19 test within three days of returning to in-person classes.

The university will be providing exit testing Monday, Nov. 23 at Burt Khan Court between 8 a.m. to noon.

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For students that have already left or are looking to leave campus, Hill reminds that students should log into MyHousing and complete the express self-checkout.

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With the obstacles Quinnipiac has overcome the past month, it continues to reinforce that the spring semester will be continued to be taught through the Q-Flex model, as mentioned by provost Debra Liebowitz on Oct. 16.

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