Rise in Cases Prompts University to Pause Athletics

Jj Perdido, Sports Editor

Pace notified students of four reported cases of COVID-19 amongst the student-athlete population, causing athletics to come to a pause last Monday.

An email went out to the campus community about the results

“After consulting with our health experts and University Administration, it was decided that all Pace team Athletics on the Pleasantville Campus will be suspended until further notice,” read the email.

The email stated that all student-athletes were to receive tests on Tuesday. On Friday Sept. 25, an email announced that 16 more positives had come from rounds of testing.

Students living in Alumni Hall are now required to quarantine for 14 days as per county requirements. Any student who has left Alumni Hall is also required to quarantine for 14 days in their home.

It was noted in the email that students are receiving meals to their rooms to adjust to the situation. Furthermore, faculty is working to adhere to students’ remote learning situations.

The university also raised the alert level on the COVID-19 Dashboard for the Pleasantville Campus. This may result in “more frequent testing of some groups of students.”

Random testing of 25 percent of the campus population will continue to be tested weekly as the university has been practicing. This, however, will be separate from the testing of Alumni Hall students.