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Hundreds of New Students Arrive Early as Part of University’s Safety Efforts
Several hundred new students were welcomed to Syracuse University on Sunday as part of the effort to bring students to campus safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students coming from states listed in New York State’s travel advisory, with high infection rates of COVID-19, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in New York. The University offered first-year and transfer students from those states, who might not have other alternatives, to move-in early to meet those requirements.
The new students were also tested for the COVID-19 virus. As per the University’s guidelines, all returning students will be screened for the presence of COVID-19 infection.
The University has been planning for months for the safe return of students for residential instruction, which will begin on Aug. 24. The University is managing the quarantine for students consistent with guidance and directives by the New York State Department of Health.