Alumni Hall Residents to Quarantine for 2 weeks

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Katie Walsh

The initial 18/20 positives were residents of Alumni Hall causing a building-wide quarantine for 2 weeks.

Katie Walsh, Managing Editor

18/20 of Pace Pleasantville’s  positive COVID-19 cases were residents of Alumni Hall.

In response to this, the university administered a text message on Sept. 24th.  to Alumni residents issuing that the students must return to their rooms and to order dinner using a form if they had not eaten yet. The university held a Zoom meeting to update residents.

On Sept. 25th, Alumni Hall residents received an email with updates after the universities meeting with the Westchester County DOH.

The email stated that all Alumni Hall residents are required to quarantine until Thursday Oct. 8th, which is two weeks after the initial text message was sent.

All residents are also required to inform the university of where they are quarantining. This form can be filled out through My Housing Portal.

The Westchester County DOH will be conducting Polymerase Chain Reaction COVID-19 tests on Wednesday Sept. 30 for students.

“Testing that takes place prior to this date may yield false negative results and a false sense of security and may complicate the WDOH’s ability to effectively contact trace,”  according to an email sent to Alumni Hall residents from ResLife.

However, a students who tests negative on this date does not mean they will be able to leave quarantine prior to the end of  the 14-day period on Oct. 8th.

The campus will be hosting another zoom session on the afternoon of Sept. 25.