Recently Returned From Italy, Cornell Students, Faculty And Staff In Quarantine


ITHACA, NY (WSKG) –  Some Cornell students, faculty and staff are under quarantine. After recently returning from Italy, they’re under observation for symptoms of COVID-19

Earlier this week, university officials announced the suspension of it’s Architecture, Art and Planning program in Rome. Everyone returning to the United States must go into a 14-day quarantine.

CDC via AP

FILE – In this illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, in Jan. 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

The decision comes after the CDC expanded travel guidelines to certain countries….including Italy.

University officials would not say how many people are quarantined nor when they returned to the country. They did say nurses from the Tompkins County Health Department are checking them daily. The Health Department would not confirm that.

Some of the travelers will serve out their quarantine off-campus at an undisclosed location in Ithaca. Others will stay at their own homes or with family.