Students Fail to Contact Trace
By Sammy Lindell
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 are allegedly lying to contact tracers about who they have been around. If one is contact traced, he or she must go to the Sheraton to stay for ten days from the time of exposure to ensure that he or she will not test positive for COVID-19. If one does test positive, he or she will be moved to South Campus.
With the temperatures increasing, quarantining and isolation can be very difficult for many Syracuse students. The city of Syracuse is facing the largest spike in COVID cases in two months.
Taylor Nolan, a contact tracer, has caught students in a lie of not reporting the people they have been around. Lauren Eschenbrenner, an SU Student, took the initiative to call the Barnes Center herself to turn herself in. She believes this is the right thing to do.
With more students getting vaccinated, hopefully, fewer people will have to contact trace who they have been around.