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Kent State University announces 110 students told to quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns in residence hall

The 110 students will remain in a separate section of Fletcher Hall.

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University announced on Thursday that a total of 110 students have been told to quarantine due to a concern of COVID-19 in one of its residence halls. 

The Kent City Health Department notified 53 residents living on the third floor of Fletcher Hall that they must quarantine until October 19. In addition, 57 students who live on the fourth floor of Fletcher Hall must quarantine until October 20. 

Only students who live in Fletcher Hall will be permitted to enter during this quarantine period.

The 110 students will remain in a separate section of Fletcher Hall. Meals will be provided along with other university resources through the quarantine period. Anyone testing positive has been moved to isolation. 

Earlier this week, Kent State announced that 42 residents on the ninth floor of Koonce Hall and 15 residents on the third floor of Centennial Court E were being quarantined due to coronavirus concerns.

The university says it will work with the students and their instructors to ensure a seamless transition to remote learning for any face-to-face courses.

Kent State is asking anybody who believes they are a close contact or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to call their response team at 330-675-2525.

    

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