Coronavirus News: 6 cases of COVID-19 reported in NYU freshman dorm

COVID-19 News and Information

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4 cases of coronavirus in NYU freshman dorm
EMBED <>More Videos

The students are being required to quarantine in the dorm hall.

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Six New York University students have now tested positive for COVID-19.

School officials say they all live in the freshman dorm, Rubin Hall, in Greenwich Village.

All 400 residents in the building have been asked to quarantine until at least the end of Tuesday.

This comes about one week after a large crowd gathered in nearby Washington Square Park, with some not wearing masks.

The university says that since August 1, NYU has conducted nearly 26,000 tests, with a positive rate of 0.12%.

In a statement, the school said, "We are arranging for meals and other supports for the quarantining students. All of NYU's courses this fall 2020, regardless of whether they meet in person, are structured to have the capacity for students to attend remotely, so students will be able to keep up with their studies.

"The University is committed to the health and safety of its students, and has and will continue to communicate regularly with the students and with their families."

MORE: NYU plans for in-person classes in the fall

MORE NYU NEWS: NYU students' meager meals while quarantining in dorms go viral

Hundreds of nursing homes still aren't allowing visitation amid coronavirus pandemic

Dan Krauth reports nearly five months after the coronavirus pandemic started, thousands of families in New York still haven't been able to visit their loved homes in nursing homes


How coronavirus changed the New York region

Do you have coronavirus symptoms?

What's Open, What's Closed in the Tri-State area

Back to school information

COVID-19 Help, Information. Stimulus and Business Updates


New York City

New Jersey

Long Island

Westchester and Hudson Valley


abc7NY Phase Tracker: