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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several N.Y., Conn. Colleges Pause In-Person Classes To Handle Outbreaks

University of New Haven

Several universities in New York and Connecticut have decided to pause in-person instruction as coronavirus cases spike.

On Long Island, 85 students at LIU Post were quarantined and nearly two dozen more are in isolation Monday after an off-campus party attended by athletic teams.

Many students at LIU Post have opted to take classes via Zoom over the extent of the outbreak, and athletic programs have been paused.

In Connecticut, the University of New Haven announced there will be a pause to in-person instruction through the end of the week. Officials said they need enough time to test students and contact trace after cases jumped to 97 over last weekend.

Sacred Heart University will continue a hybrid teaching model, as cases grew to 107 last weekend. SHU has suspended over 100 students since the semester began for violations of COVID-19 protocols.