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57 Kent State students told to quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure

There have been 165 total cases reported at Kent State University’s main campus since July 7.

KENT, Ohio — Dozens of students who live at Kent State University have been notified by the Kent City Health Department that they must quarantine until Friday, Oct. 16 due to possible exposure to COVID-19.

The quarantine requirement impacts 42 residents on the ninth floor of Koonce Hall and 15 residents on the third floor of Centennial Court E. Each quarantined student will remain in a separate section of their respective building.

“Kent State has prepared for positive cases throughout the semester, and we have made rooms available on campus to support those in residence halls who must isolate with a positive case or who must quarantine as a close contact,” KSU officials said in a press release.

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Meals will be provided to the impacted students along with other resources throughout the quarantine period.

“Anyone testing positive has been moved to isolation,” Kent State officials noted. “The university 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.

There have been 165 total cases reported at Kent State University’s main campus since July 7 – including 40 new COVID-19 infections reported for the week of Sept. 27.

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