Keene State College

Keene State College is aware of seven students who have tested positive for COVID-19, two of whom were living in the city when they received their results, a college spokeswoman said Monday.

Five others have not yet moved to campus, spokeswoman Kelly Ricaurte said in an email. Two of those students tested positive at Keene State’s Krif Road check-in site last weekend, and the other three received positive results while still at home. The Sentinel reported two of those cases last week.

About 60 percent of Keene State’s roughly 3,200 students live in its 11 on-campus residence halls. Students moved into dorms Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Before arriving on campus, students were required to show they had tested negative for the novel coronavirus within the previous seven days.

On Sunday, Ricaurte said that a student living off campus had tested positive for the viral disease Friday. The student is isolating with her two roommates in their apartment, Ricaurte noted.

Late last week, Ricaurte also confirmed that a student resident assistant had tested positive. The RA, who had tested negative before arriving on campus Aug. 14, is isolating in Keene State’s Monadnock Hall, according to Ricaurte. Six other students identified through contact tracing were told to quarantine, she said.

As of Tuesday morning, no Keene State faculty or staff members had tested positive for COVID-19, Ricaurte said.

This story has been updated to correct the total number of students who tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of publication. A previous version of the story contained incorrect information, which Keene State College provided to The Sentinel. 

Olivia Belanger can be reached at 352-1234, extension 1439, or obelanger@keenesentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter @OBelangerKS.