The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has arrived on the campus of Cornell University, leading school officials to cancel in-person campus gatherings.
Testing over the weekend identified over 300 cases of Omicron, thought by some to be more transmissible. While most on-campus gatherings have been halted, school officials say in-person exams and a Recognition ceremony planned for this month will continue. Cornell officials say most of the Omicron transmission has come at off-campus events where masking and social distancing are not observed.
School officials are telling students they should leave campus and go home for the Holidays as soon as they complete their exams.
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