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IC raises COVID-19 status to orange after tide of new cases

IC raises COVID-19 status to orange after tide of new cases

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor December 15, 2021
After both Ithaca College and Cornell University saw enormous increases in COVID-19 cases, the schools raised their COVID-19 alert statuses.
In reaction to four reports of drug-laced drinks and one report of sexual assault at events hosted by Cornell University fraternities, Cornell has suspended all fraternity parties and social events. The Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police Department are currently investigating both reports.  

Cornell University raises its COVID-19 alert level

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor March 19, 2021
Cornell University raised its COVID-19 alert level from green to yellow March 19. In the week of March 10 to 17, there were 74 positive cases at Cornell.
In reaction to four reports of drug-laced drinks and one report of sexual assault at events hosted by Cornell University fraternities, Cornell has suspended all fraternity parties and social events. The Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police Department are currently investigating both reports.  

Cornell lowers COVID-19 alert level after cases decrease

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor February 22, 2021
Cornell University lowered its COVID-19 alert level Feb. 22 from yellow to green, meaning cases are rare and transmission is controlled.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

College announces reports of COVID-19 guideline violations

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor February 8, 2021
At the end of a phased move-in process for Spring 2021, Ithaca College has received multiple reports of COVID-19 guideline violations.
In reaction to four reports of drug-laced drinks and one report of sexual assault at events hosted by Cornell University fraternities, Cornell has suspended all fraternity parties and social events. The Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police Department are currently investigating both reports.  

Cornell raises COVID-19 alert level after cluster identified

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor February 5, 2021
Cornell University changed its COVID-19 alert level from green to yellow, which means there is a low to moderate risk of transmission.
In reaction to four reports of drug-laced drinks and one report of sexual assault at events hosted by Cornell University fraternities, Cornell has suspended all fraternity parties and social events. The Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police Department are currently investigating both reports.  

Cornell lowers COVID-19 alert level

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor November 20, 2020
As of Nov. 19, there have been 216 cases at Cornell since Aug. 19. This is the second time Cornell has raised and lowered its alert level.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Cornell raises COVID-19 alert level after increasing cases

By Alexis Manore, News Editor November 13, 2020
Cornell University has changed its COVID-19 alert level from green to yellow.
There were 52 new COVID-19 cases at the university Nov. 11. Within a 14-day period of Nov. 7–20, there were 179 new cases.

Syracuse University cancels in-person instruction

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor November 13, 2020
Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, has canceled in-person classes and activities for the rest of the fall semester.
Even though Ithaca College is remote for the semester, approximately 1,400 students, faculty and staff pass through the Athletics and Events Center every week to get tested for COVID-19.

IC offers COVID-19 testing for campus community members

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer November 2, 2020
The college has partnered with Cayuga Medical Center and the Tompkins County Health Department to offer COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff in Ithaca.
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