On-campus quarantine extended indefinitely

The on-campus quarantine period has been extended indefinitely.

President Hilary Link sent an email to the campus community on Thursday, Sept. 10, regarding the recent cluster of cases found on campus.

“Because we uncovered, during last week’s tests, a cluster of positives among a connected group of students, and because we have understood that this arose due to travel off-campus, effective immediately, and until we have evidence through testing that we have contained our cluster situation, we are adding the precaution of extending the on-campus quarantine period until further notice. This means students may not leave for any reason.”

The on-campus quarantine period was originally scheduled to end Sept. 14.

Under the new guidelines, students will be expected to leave campus immediately after being found in violation of the Gator Pledge.

“While the overwhelming majority of students are taking the health guidelines seriously,” Link wrote,” unfortunately, there are already a few students who have disrespected these guidelines and violated the Gator Pledge; they are being held accountable through the student conduct process and being removed from campus.”

This is a developing story.