Keough, Upper Quad residents to be tested after wastewater testing reveals COVID-19 evidence



Keough and Upper Quad residents are required to undergo a rapid test, after Monday night’s wastewater testing revealed evidence of COVID-19.

In a Tuesday afternoon email from the Office of Student Affairs, residents of both Keough and Upper Quad residence halls were informed of the following:

“In the surveillance results we received last night, SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected in the wastewater from Keough and Upper Quad Halls that cannot be explained by currently known cases. Therefore, all residents of Keough and Upper Quad are required to complete a rapid-result COVID-19 antigen test on campus within the next 48 hours.”

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Testing will be conducted Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon. Students who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to isolate for 10 days. 

In addition to the requirement of testing, visitation in the affected halls has been suspended until further notice. Under this policy, commuters and students from other residence halls may not enter Keough or Upper Quad Hall. However, students living in Keough or Upper Quad are still permitted to enter other residence halls on campus. 

According to the Office of Student Affairs, students will “receive separate notice as soon as visitation may begin again.”

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases among the campus community, visit the COVID-19 resources page on the official St. John Fisher College website.


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