NEW BRITAIN – Two new Central Connecticut State University residential students have been tested positive for covid-19 Tuesday.
There were zero new cases for commuter students and faculty and staff for the same day, according to the university’s daily covid-19 dashboard. Thirteen people are in quarantine and 13 are in isolation.
The university has contracted with Griffin Health to conduct weekly covid-19 tests of the resident students and residence hall staff, in addition to student athletes who are in season and practicing, according to the university.
During the first four weeks of testing, beginning Aug. 16, 10-15% of resident students were tested. Beginning the week of Sept. 13, the university is randomly testing 25% of the resident students, residence hall staff and in-season student athletes.
This level of testing helps identify emerging transmission trends and informs infection control measures, said the university.
Since the school reopened, concerns have been raised about the rising numbers that are potentially caused by off campus parties and gatherings. President Zulma Toro said all registered students are expected to adhere to safety protocols and those who violate those protocols could face total suspension.