Oct. 26 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community

The College received no new reports of students, faculty or staff with confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 5 p.m. yesterday, Oct. 25.

However, the College is monitoring a student who is a known close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. While this student has not yet received a positive test result, they are exhibiting symptoms and will be tested this week. The Student Health Service is presuming a positive result, has directed this student to isolate, and has designated this as an “active case” on the COVID-19 dashboard.

A total of 18 students and two employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the fall 2020 semester. Four cases are currently classified as active (defined as confirmed positive tests among individuals who have been on campus and may have exposed others). Three students are currently in quarantine on campus, and two students are in isolation on campus.

Our community can stay up-to-date on this information via our COVID-19 dashboard, which includes tallies of current active cases, total cases last week and total recoveries. The dashboard was recently updated to include new data on on-campus student testing and positivity rates for those on-campus tests, as well as information about students quarantining and isolating on campus.

This dashboard does not include counts of positive cases among students taking online courses from home, or employees who are telecommuting and not coming to campus, as any such cases should not pose an on-campus health risk.

As previously announced, the College will continue reporting new positive cases of COVID-19 to community members through the Daily Digest e-newsletter. Each issue of the Digest will include a “Coronavirus Update” announcing new, confirmed positive cases among students or employees, if any.

Use this link for more details about our coronavirus communication protocol for fall 2020.