ROCHESTER, N.Y. — St. John Fisher College is transitioning to online learning for the rest of the fall semester, as a result of a spike in COVID-19 cases within the campus community.
The school says wastewater surveillance also shows an increased presence of the disease.
St. John Fisher says it has not reached the case limit set out by New York state, but the increased number of cases and the appearance of the virus in wastewater spurred the decision.
Undergraduate classes on Thursday and Friday are now canceled.
Students living on campus have been told to move home as soon as they can and to quarantine at home for two weeks.
Classes will resume online on Monday.
The school says it is working on policies to refund or credit students for room and board charges.
The Monroe County Health commissioner says his department has worked with school officials during this process, and says he supports the decision to go fully virtual.
This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.