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Nine test positive for COVID-19 on Cornell campus after several small gatherings

Nine students have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, according to campus officials.

Vice President Ryan Lombardi made the announcement on Saturday.

The university said that students are in isolation and receiving proper care while the Tompkins County Health Department conducts contact tracing.


The cluster if cases is connected to several small gatherings where social distancing and masking did not occur.

“Cornell University is aware of nine, new positive COVID-19 cases detected within our student body. The students are in isolation and receiving proper care, and the Tompkins County Health Department is conducting contact tracing at this time. As I reminded our students in a message yesterday and again this afternoon, we must all do our part to follow Health Department and Cornell public health guidelines to limit the spread of the virus. Any student who is concerned about potential exposure should contact Cornell Health,” the College said in a statement.

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