NYU announced this week that it will not comply with guidelines set by the state of New York that urge academic institutions to suspend in-person classes if 100 people test positive for coronavirus. Although New York University crossed the threshold at its Washington Square campus, NYU has decided to continue with in-person classes, justifying the move with its low overall positive test rate of 0.5 percent.
According to a report by Gothamist, NYU plans to continue with in-person classes despite a small spike in positive coronavirus tests on campus. 101 members of the Washington Square campus community have tested positive for the virus in the past two weeks.
Breitbart News reported this week that Syracuse University paused in-person campus activities after a similar spike in positive cases that was traced to an off-campus social gathering. 45 members of the community tested positive for the virus shortly after the social gathering,