The increase in COVID-19 cases we saw last week leveled off and dropped as was anticipated. Through last night we had less than 50 students in isolation and several are eligible for release this weekend. As we have navigated the pandemic together, we have recognized that no plans would be perfect and that the information we had would be ever-changing. We have also acknowledged, frequently, that viruses change. It is what they do and our responses must also evolve and change. To that end, let’s take a moment to review some things we know:
We have been projecting ahead to spring break and much-anticipated travel for many students. We are planning to provide every student with a test kit before the break. Students will receive details about where to pick up the test kits during the week of March 7.
We are currently in the process of considering revisions to our community expectations, including masking, which will always be informed by the best medical and scientific guidance available. We are in the process of gathering input through conversations with Student Government, the Faculty Academic Policy committee, and Administrative Council. We remain committed to supporting the community by providing information and tools to manage the risks associated with COVID-19.
Vice President for Campus Life
Dr. Jeff Goldstein
Director of Health Services
COVID-19 Action Group