Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority House Under Quarantine
Josh Meyers SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse University has placed the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority under a strict quarantine after two of its members tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Since then, all members living in the sorority house at 743 Comstock Avenue taking all their classes online. Other than the occasional car dropping off food and supplies for the members, nobody has entered or left the house since the quarantine began.
Former members of KKG are devastated to hear about the quarantine the sorority members have to go through. Former VP of Philanthropy Kiran Gaudioso said she’s upset that something like this could happen to her old sorority.
“I am frustrated to hear that women in Kappa have tested positive,” said Gaudioso. “Hopefully, no one is really sick and just mildly symptomatic.”
Gaudioso said she believes that this is a lesson learned for all Syracuse University students that everyone is vulnerable to the virus.
“It’s not easy to follow all these rules”, she explained, “but at the end of the day, it’s our obligation to take care of ourselves so that we are taking care of each other.”
Kappa Kappa Gamma was placed under quarantine just before Syracuse University saw it’s highest number of active cases and students under quarantine so far. On September 16th, Syracuse University reported 13 new COVID-19 cases. Syracuse currently has 23 active cases on campus and 91 students in quarantine.
COVID Response Program Manager AJ Florkowski said he believes we must avoid being complacent.
“Complacency is going to be our biggest enemy”, he said, “We have to stay vigilant. We have to stay on top of it.”