Ward, Haffey, Dorsey residents to be tested after virus found in wastewater

By Kelsey Braun ’22, Editor in Chief

A Computer Generated Graphic of the Coronavirus Developed by the Center for Disease Control. (Courtesy of the CDC)

By Kelsey Braun, Editor in Chief

St. John Fisher College announced Friday all residents of Ward, Haffey and Dorsey Residents Halls are required to complete a rapid result COVID-19 antigen test on campus within the next 48 hours.

Through weekly wastewater surveillance testing of residence halls, the most recent results detected COVID-19 in the wastewater of the dorms. According to an email sent to the campus community, the results “cannot be explained by currently known cases.”

Testing will be held in the Wilson Formal Lounge in Haffey Hall. Appointments will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and students must make an appointment.

Visitation is temporarily suspended in Ward, Haffey and Dorsey Halls and increased cleaning within the halls will begin this evening. 

 According to the email, “If there are positive cases, we will continue to follow our current contact tracing protocols.”

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