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Editorial: COVID-19 guideline are unclear and insufficient

Editorial: COVID-19 guideline are unclear and insufficient

By The Ithacan February 22, 2024

This semester, there are few restrictions in place at Ithaca College to control the spread of COVID-19. This lack of clear regulations lends itself to a campus that is at high risk for both COVID-19, and...

IC closes COVID-19 testing location and ends wraparound care

IC closes COVID-19 testing location and ends wraparound care

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor June 1, 2023
Ithaca College put an end to its remaining COVID-19 infrastructure and policies, like testing locations and dedicated quarantine spaces, May 31.
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. 
IC releases campus COVID-19 policies for Fall 2022

IC releases campus COVID-19 policies for Fall 2022

By Syd Pierre, News Editor July 28, 2022
IC announced its COVID-19 policies for Fall 2022 including required testing for move-in but surveillance testing will not be required for any individuals.
IC ends required COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated people

IC ends required COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated people

By Syd Pierre, News Editor June 23, 2022
Effective June 22, Ithaca College is ending its COVID-19 testing requirements for unvaccinated students and employees. 
From left, Rich Recchia and Teresa Vadakin distributed free COVID-19 rapid tests to the Ithaca community Feb. 18 at the Tompkins County Public Library.

Students struggle to receive personalized COVID-19 testing

By Elijah de Castro and Wren Perchlik February 24, 2022
After the U.S. government began offering COVID-19 tests to households across the U.S., IC senior Victoria Lipper ordered tests which have not arrived.
Ongoing positive cases of COVID-19 are not only a health concern for Ithaca College students and faculty, but also an academic concern due to how self-isolation is impacting students’ ability to attend and keep up with in-person classes.

COVID-19 cases create attendance issues for campus community

By Lorien Tyne, Contributing Writer September 29, 2021
Ongoing positive cases of COVID-19 are not only a health concern for Ithaca College students and faculty, but also an academic concern due.
At around 10:30 p.m. the night of Monday, Feb. 21, an Ithaca College student was struck twice by airsoft pellets.

IC releases new summer COVID-19 guidelines

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor May 10, 2021
Ithaca College has released new summer COVID-19 guidelines, like loosened travel and visitor restrictions, changes to mask requirements for vaccinated students and new disinfecting policies.
Editorial: Campus should remain cautious as semester ends

Editorial: Campus should remain cautious as semester ends

By The Ithacan April 22, 2021
Stopping surveillance testing requirements presents a threat to campus safety, especially as it comes weeks before Kendall Day and before graduation.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

COVID-19 surveillance testing to end for vaccinated students

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2021
Ithaca College students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not have to participate in surveillance testing after April 23.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Active COVID-19 cases in Tompkins County fall below 100

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2021
As of March 3, there were 81 active cases, with 12 new cases reported the same day. Active cases have been under 100 for the last four days.
Freshman Rosie Bostian picks up a new saliva self-collection kit Feb. 10 2021. All students were required to get tested twice weekly during the spring 2021 semester.

IC introduces mask, quarantine and testing policies

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor February 10, 2021
Ithaca college has released extensive quarantine and isolation plans, contact tracing and testing plans as part of the Return to Campus Plan.
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