Quinnipiac University announced Friday it will implement a two-week, campus-wide quarantine period and will test every student after the school reported 115 new COVID-19 cases in just 48 hours.
The move includes raising the campus to red-alert status just two days after elevating it to orange status on Wednesday as school officials tracked an increase in cases on campus amid a surge in coronavirus cases across the state.
“This weekend we must be especially vigilant in our efforts to reverse the trend,” the university wrote in a notice to students and staff Friday evening.
“These containment measures follow the advice of public health experts and state guidance to take every possible measure to safely house students on campus,” the letter continued. “The above measures are the quickest and most effective strategies to contain and reduce contagion levels.”
The on-campus quarantine will be in effect through Nov. 18 and
Boston University students must have a green badge to show that they’re up to date with COVID-19 testing and symptom screening to gain entry to dining halls and other facilities on campus, officials said.
Boston University officials said the stricter measures were necessary due to “declining compliance” and a “worrisome increase in the daily numbers of cases of the virus among our student body, as well as our staff, over the last week.”
In a letter posted on the university’s website on Oct. 20, Boston University president Robert A. Brown and Kenneth Elmore, the associate provost and dean of students, reminded students that they must continue to follow the protocols for testing, screening, and social distancing.
“To emphasize the importance of these rules, beginning on Thursday, October 22, 2020, we will require a green daily attestation badge in order to enter our dining halls, the George Sherman Union, and several
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