A member of the Ithaca College community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The announcement was made Sunday by Ithaca College President Shirley Collado. According to Collado, the person is at their home in mandatory isolation.
“There are 12 members of the IC community who have been identified as possibly being exposed to this person on March 5 or later,” Collado said. “The health department has reached out to these individuals to evaluate whether any further steps such as self-quarantine or testing may be necessary for them.”
At this time, the health department does not believe there is any generalized risk to the wider Ithaca College community.
The college had already made the decision to both extend its spring break and transition onto classes earlier last week due to rising coronavirus concerns.
A member of the Ithaca College campus community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is currently in mandatory isolation.@tompkinshealth is in contact with individuals who have been identified as possibly being exposed to this person. https://t.co/T69UrX1z0G
— Ithaca College (@IthacaCollege) March 15, 2020