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Boothroyd Hall will continue to serve as an isolation housing space for residential students for the rest of the fall semester. It will also continue to offer free COVID-19 testing. However, Samm Swarts, assistant director for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said that if COVID-19 cases rise and there is no space in Boothroyd, the college will allow students to isolate in their assigned residence hall rooms.

College updates vaccine guidance and COVID-19 procedures

By Syd Pierre, News Editor October 5, 2022
Ithaca College has updated some of its COVID-19 protocols and is encouraging members of the campus community to get vaccinated for both the flu and COVID-19. 
First-year student Hannah Wagner, tested positive in her dorm Aug. 25. After she tested positive again at Boothroyd Hall the next morning, she was instructed to return to her dorm, pack a bag and wait to be notified when an isolation room became available.

Spike in COVID-19 cases at college impacts isolation spaces

By Kai Lincke, Contributing Writer September 7, 2022
At the peak of the spike Aug. 25, the college’s online COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard reported 55 student cases, which exceeded Boothroyd Hall’s 40 isolation rooms.
College encourages masks indoors after rise in COVID-19 cases

College encourages masks indoors after rise in COVID-19 cases

By Syd Pierre, News Editor August 26, 2022
Ithaca College is strongly encouraging campus community members to wear face coverings while indoors after an increase in positive COVID-19 cases. 
In an email to the campus community Sept. 3, the college announced that random individuals will be selected to participate in newly-reimplemented surveillance testing. Students who are selected to test each week receive an email on Monday morning and have the option to submit a test Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Some students concerned over randomized surveillance testing

By Nathan Moone, Contributing Writer September 22, 2021
Some Ithaca College students have voiced disappointment with the lack of clear communication from the college as it has reimplemented surveillance testing.
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) announced that the county is now classified as a high-transmission area, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define as when there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period. In the past seven days there were 132 positive cases in the county.

County sees drastic rise in COVID-19 cases due to variant

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor September 1, 2021
Despite a drastic rise in COVID-19 cases in Tompkins County, Ithaca College is not currently changing any campus guidelines.
Ithaca Colleges COVID-19 dashboard is a useful tool

Ithaca College’s COVID-19 dashboard is a useful tool

By The Ithacan September 25, 2020
Overall, the college is taking measures to ensure the safety of the campus community. The COVID-19 dashboard is a necessary resource.
The college has administered 5,466 tests and had seven positive cases as of Sept. 22, according to the dashboard. There are two active cases in isolation, and five have recovered and were released from isolation by the Tompkins County Health Department.

IC creates dashboard to track COVID-19 testing and cases

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor September 24, 2020
Ithaca College launched a COVID-19 dashboard earlier this month, a tool that tracks testing and positive COVID-19 cases at the college.
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