Wednesday was the final day of in-person classes for students at Syracuse University this semester, as coronavirus cases have resurged among the student body. Starting Thursday, the university will begin online-only classes for the remainder of the semester, the university announced.
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On Sunday, Syracuse reported on their COVID-19 dashboard that there were eight new cases of COVID-19 among students in Central New York. That number more than doubled a day later. By Wednesday, the school reported 52 new cases, the largest single-day spike since the beginning of August.
Nearly 500 students are currently in quarantine, according to the school.
Along with students moving to online classes, all on-campus student activities have been paused, the university said. Students will be permitted to attend health or counseling appointments, get “grab and go” dining services and be tested for COVID-19.
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