COVID-19 detected in on-campus dorm

By Abigail Cloutier

Though cases of COVID-19 on campus have been decreasing, Youngstown State University announced Wednesday that there have been increased levels of COVID-19 detected in Kilcawley House.

For the week of Nov. 21, YSU reported 22 cases, including 19 students living off campus and three employees. There were no reported cases in students living on campus. 

The university tested 25 students and staff through its voluntary testing program. None came back positive.

The office of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety said elevated levels of the virus were detected in the wastewater from the dorm. The office stressed that there are no students in Kilcawley House who have reported COVID-19 symptoms.

The office said the Kilcawley House janitorial team has increased cleaning and sanitation in the dorm and students are  asked to continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines.