Three residential students have tested positive for coronavirus at CCSU

Published on Monday, 14 September 2020 17:13
Written by Catherine Shen


NEW BRITAIN – Three new covid-19 cases from residential students have been reported by Central Connecticut State University.

As of Sept. 12, the three new positive cases all came from residential students while there was no data available for commuter students or faculty and staff, according to the university’s daily covid-19 dashboard. Twelve people are in quarantine while seven are in isolation.

For the week of Sept. 6 to 12, 199 tests were administered for residential students and staff, according to the university. From those tests, six were found positive, which is a 3.02% positivity rate.

One self-reported positive case came from a residential student, three from New Britain commuters, two from non-New Britain commuters, and four cases came from staff, according to the university.

The university contracted with Griffin Health to conduct weekly covid-19 tests of five to 10% 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 New Britain Herald, New Britain on Monday, 14 September 2020 17:13. Updated: Monday, 14 September 2020 17:15.