Tompkins Cortland Community College has moved to fully remote learning for the rest of the week, after reporting six new positive COVID-19 cases in students.
Some may have violated the college’s code of conduct, which remains under investigation by school officials.
President Orinthia Montague said part of the college’s reopening plan involves extensive testing protocol that will now be bolstered using Upstate Medical University’s pooled screenings.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras commended the decision.
“I applaud President Montague and her team for developing a comprehensive response plan, their quick and decisive action, and expanding surveillance testing in order to keep the entire college community safe,” said Malatras.