SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Out of an abundance of caution, Springfield Technical Community College will close its campus this weekend, according to the school’s website Thursday night.
The college campus, located at 1 Armory Street, will be closed from Friday, May 7 through Sunday, May 9. STCC released a statement Friday morning saying the reasoning was due to four employees testing positive for COVID-19. Each of the employees tested positive over a 10-day span.
“Out of an abundance of caution, due to a small number of STCC employees testing positive for COVID-19, the STCC campus will close Friday, May 7. All on-campus activities and remote work for employees are canceled. Campus will reopen on Monday, May 10,” said Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Kathryn C. Senie.
Activities and remote work are also cancelled, but online classes will continue as normal. The college is working with the Springfield Department of Public Health and will contact anyone that may have been in close contact with the four employees.