Remote learning this week at TC3 due to student cluster

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TC3 is on remote learning this week, after confirming a new COVID-19 cluster among students in a round of on-campus testing held Friday and Saturday.

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The College is currently monitoring 11 positives, including nine commuter students and two on-campus residents. Each is now isolating.

No active faculty or staff cases are reported.

Tompkins and Cortland County health officials recommended additional quarantines for 11 staff members and 70 students due to potential classroom exposures.

Officials are planning to resume in-person instruction next week, but say they’ll only do so once it’s confirmed to be safe.

Like SUNY Cortland, the College will move to a model of greatly reduced density after the Thanksgiving Break.

Additional information from TC3 administration:

To permit additional cleaning of facilities and equipment and to allow adequate time for contact tracing, the College will pause operations in the fitness center, open recreation and athletic practices until further notice.

The move to remote will allow the health departments time to complete on-going contact tracing and contact any parties involved. The College’s goal is to continue in-class instruction on Nov. 16, but only when it can be certain that our campus community is safe and healthy.

The College intends to move to a model of greatly reduced density after the Thanksgiving Break.

On-campus surveillance testing scheduled for Nov. 9 and 10 is canceled. The College will offer testing the following week from Nov. 16 through Nov. 19.

At this time, the College has not been required to go remote by the county, state, or SUNY, but decided to act out of an abundance of caution. The College will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

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