Similar to many institutions, we are seeing a slight rise in COVID-19 cases. Seven students have tested positive since Dec. 13. We also see widespread cases of influenza A and B (at least 70 students this semester) and cases of a non-flu respiratory infection. The symptoms of these illnesses, in addition to those of the common cold, can overlap with COVID-19 symptoms.
A few precautionary advisories as the fall semester concludes:
Masking inside academic and administrative buildings is a MUST. We commend the many students, faculty, and staff who wear their masks while using these spaces. It is essential that everyone comply with the mask requirements or we will be forced to limit access to spaces outside exam periods. The health and safety of our entire community requires that we remain vigilant as we begin to see the impact of the new variant.
Spring semester COVID-19 planning
Information about how we will manage the on-campus environment for spring, including expanded testing, masking guidance, and information about isolation spaces, will be distributed in January. We continue to be actively engaged in refining our plans to help keep all members of our community safe and together here on College Hill.
COVID-19 Action Group