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TC3 goes fully-remote after six students test positive for COVID-19

Tompkins-Cortland Community College in Dryden announced on Wednesday that the school was going remote for the remainder of the week.

The move came after six students tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus.

An investigation is underway into whether students violated the college’s code of conduct. Going fully-remote for the short-term was viewed as a precautionary measure, according to officials.

One of the new cases involves a new residential student. The college says the student is in an isolation room in a residence hall. Three others are isolating in an off-campus apartment complex, and a fifth has not been on campus for the semester.

The college is using Upstate Medical University’s new pool testing to monitor any coronavirus spread.

“I applaud President Montague and her team for developing a comprehensive response plan, their quick and decisive action, and expanding surveillance testing in order to keep the entire college community safe,” SUNY officials said in a statement.