Quinnipiac sees uptick of COVID-19 cases


Matthew Jaroncyk, News Beat Reporter

Friday afternoon, Quinnipiac students were sent an email regarding a slight increase in COVID-19 cases.

A statement released by Senior Medical Advisor Dr. David Hill updated the Quinnipiac community that 10 off-campus students have tested positive for the virus.

The statement comes after an email sent Wednesday night alerting students that a Chartwells employee who worked at the York Hill Cafe tested positive for COVID-19.

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Since the release of the statement, several of those students have been self-isolating, as the University’s contact tracing team works diligently to see if anyone else has come into contact with these students.

With Quinnipiac seeing another slight uptick of COVID-19 cases, Dr. Hill continues to assure the community that even with this report, the total number of cases is projected lower than expectations.

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Regardless, Dr. Hill continues to remind students to remain vigilant with health and safety measures, as he states that the state of Connecticut has seen an 80% increase in COVID-19 cases in the previous two weeks. 

This also comes as a stern warning for students who plan to throw parties, as Dr. Hill suggests that students who test positive are often associated with small gatherings.

The University has since updated its COVID-19 dashboard with accurate information, with 39 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those, there have been 15 active cases that remain in isolation.