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Corning Community College goes remote despite having just nine confirmed cases of COVID-19

Corning Community College has moved to remote learning as Steuben County deals with a COVID-19 outbreak connected to a local nursing home.

SUNY Chancelor Jim Malatras said he’s been in contact with leadership on-campus throughout the pandemic, but approved the schools’ move to go remote.

“Extensive testing on campus has yielded only cases in the single digits, yet the college wants to be absolutely certain there are not others,” Malatras said.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

“I support the enhanced testing across campus on Monday and Tuesday for commuter students and shifting to temporary remote learning until the results are in. This additional testing will help CCC further monitor and control the virus and we will be ready to take further action, if necessary, depending on the results.”

After more testing is completed on those commuter students – the school will make a decision whether to return to in-person learning.

The college only has 9 positive cases so far.


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