There have been 66 circumstances of COVID-19 in Lengthy Seashore State up to now. In keeping with Conoley, monitoring is “troublesome” as a result of digital setting

Since March 1, the state of Moncton has identified a total of 66 cases of coronavirus associated with the university, according to a study by the US government New York Times.

“All [this] is very difficult and time-consuming work, “President Jane Close Conoley said in an email. “On the good news side, our average is around 2.8 cases per week, which is a very low rate of positivity, but we are not complacent, to be sure. The hard truth is we have many weeks to remain vigilant. I know it is very difficult for all of us. ”

The last official report on COVID-19 cases has been released 9th April when only five members of the beach community tested positive for the virus. At this point, four students and one employee tested positive and have since recovered.

“The most recent positive cases were from two graduate students,” said Conoley. “We don’t know of any cases where the exposure was on campus. Most reported that they haven’t been on campus to be tested in the past two weeks.”

Of those affected, Conoley said it was about halfway between students and faculty, with students having milder cases of the virus.

“It’s important to note that in our mostly virtual environment, there is no formal mechanism to track the health of those associated with the university, and there are also tough laws on the privacy of health data,” said Conoley. “Most of the cases we know of are not campus cases and therefore do not have a direct impact on the health and safety of our students, faculties and staff.”

Every Monday morning, Student Health Services Medical Director Kimberly Fordran updates the President and Administration with the current number of COVID-19 cases affecting the campus.

“We’ve been investigating a number of cases,” Conoley said. “Unfortunately, it takes over a week to get results.”

According to Luoluo Hong, the CSU’s vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management, California State University’s system does not currently have a unified reporting system.

One reason for that, said Hong while Cal Matters City Hall with Chancellor Timothy P. White, because students and faculties are being tested at a variety of test sites making the information difficult to gather.

Conoley said that the lack of access to rapid tests also still stands in the way of the university to keep track of things.

“Without quick and easily accessible testing, we’re at a disadvantage,” said Conoley. “We use a number of partnerships that we hope will provide real-time results to our community members. We conduct contact tracing when we discover cases and inform those that may have been exposed. ”

Around 1,000 students have been on campus every day since classes resumed on Monday, although no new cases have been reported. Conoley said she expected an update from Fordran next Monday.

Currently, students and faculties are expected to report positive results to the health center or chairs.

“We depend on the health questionnaire we use for those who come on campus to find out about people with symptoms,” said Conoley. “If you report a fever or cough, our medical staff will follow up.”

This article was updated at 11:55 a.m. on Aug. 31 to better reflect the information reported in the New York Times study.

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