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.
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.
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.
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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