Quinnipiac moves to yellow campus risk level


Matthew Jaroncyk, COVID-19 Beat Reporter

On Sunday night, the Quinnipiac community was informed about an increase of COVID-19 cases, more than 30 students tested positive for the virus.

Due to this increase, the university has moved to a yellow alert. Quinnipiac will continue to monitor the increase of cases and look at where they can minimize the risk of the virus within the Bobcat Bubble.

A statement released by Senior Medical Advisor Dr. David Hill mentioned that a total of 54 cases have been reported since students took their pre-arrival tests and moved on campus, an increase of 27 cases since Jan. 5.

Among the 30 positive cases, an alarming rate of cases came from residential students (21), with the other nine cases coming from off-campus students. Because of the influx of positive cases among residential students, Quinnipiac announced that it would be shutting down two residence halls: The Commons Residence Hall and the Hills 10s.

Those in these residence halls will have to follow a strict 10-day quarantine and follow certain protocols, including taking classes remotely for the next 10 days, only leaving their rooms to pick up meals and logging symptoms daily through the QU Symptom Checker mobile app.

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