In this communication;
- Positive Case and Quarantine Updates
- Questions About Reporting
- Precautionary Self-Quarantine still in effect
Five students reported to the University today that they have tested positive while completing mandatory quarantines at home. Several of those tested earlier in the month and one has already been cleared to return; all have been off-campus for more than one week.
Public Health has also cleared more students to return to their routines. The University Care Team is now supporting 62 students with an active case and 106 are still completing mandatory quarantines at home and on campus (we are reporting a combined 84 fewer than yesterday). All active cases are students and we wish them good health.
Questions About Who is Included in Reporting
As part of our reporting to you and our coordination with St. Lawrence County Public Health, Clarkson reports on any faculty, staff or student in our in-person learning community who has tested positive for COVID-19 and/or is in quarantine, including students who went home to complete quarantines. While Public Health may transfer some cases to another agency where the student is domiciling, we will still include them in our reports to you. We recognize that not all institutions are doing the same. We care about every member of the community and want all Golden Knights to return to their campus routines healthy and well.
Group Gatherings/ Keep to Game Plan
Under our precautionary self-quarantine and our red level-1 that we continue with into Monday as in-person labs resume, we need all community members to keep sticking to the game plan: follow mask guidance fully, physical distance with those not in your immediate family unit, react to symptoms on the daily screening tool, enjoy outdoor recreation and please do not engage in group gatherings beyond your classes, labs and approved academic/varsity sport activities. We know that the COVID-19 fatigue is real and hard, and we appreciate everyone making the adjustments. Local community representatives reported a ‘social gathering’ in the Village last tonight that also exceeded NYS mandates, which local authorities are following up. Breaking with COVID-19 protocols impacts more than just you, so be a Golden Knight for all Golden Knights.
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Restart/Rebuild Communications Lead