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138 students at Kent State ordered to quarantine due to potential COVID-19 exposure

The new quarantine orders impact students in four residence halls.

KENT, Ohio — Thursday, the city of Kent ordered more than 100 Kent State students into quarantine due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

The new orders impact 138 students living on campus at four residence halls: 

  • Clark Hall, Second Floor
  • Lake Hall, Second Floor
  • Manchester Hall, Fourth Floor
  • Allyn Hall, Third Floor

"As part of our mitigation strategy, Kent State has set aside rooms for residence hall students who need to quarantine (close contact) or who need to be isolated (positive test result). For all quarantined and isolated students who remain on campus, Kent State ensures coursework can continue remotely, supplies all meals and provides student support services," the university said in a statement. 

Despite additional quarantines, the University remains confident that its plan to slow the spread of COVID-19 is working. 

"As we continue to increase our testing capacity, the more cases of COVID-19 we will discover, and more students will be quarantined. We are prepared for this expected increase in cases and quarantine situations," according to a statement from the University. 

According to the University, no new positive cases were reported for October 14, despite an increase in testing availability. 

After today, 57 students will complete their quarantine period and can resume normal activities, and by the middle of next week, an additional 110 students will also see their quarantine time concluded.

For more information on Kent's COVID-19 response plan and current statistics, click here