Some new Siena students welcomed with 14-day quarantine

Dan Levy & WNYT Staff
Updated: July 30, 2020 06:53 PM
Created: July 30, 2020 06:30 PM

LOUDONVILLE - Siena College students began arriving at campus Thursday for the fall semester.


To think that it's going to be a normal school year is probably a little misleading to say the least.

The students who arrived Thursday fall into two categories. They are either foreign students, or they are from states that are considered higher risk for coronavirus.

For the next two weeks, those students will be in quarantined at Snyder Hall.

School officials were busy Thursday getting these dorm rooms ready for the quarantined students, putting sheets, blankets, and pillowcases on their beds.

They are expecting roughly 140 incoming students, many of them first year freshmen, but also returning upper classmen, and students from other countries.

Meals will be delivered to them.

School health services will monitor their temperatures daily and keep an eye out for coronavirus symptoms.

Hear how one of the students plans to spend all that time in quarantine by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.

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