COVID-19 Update

Dear Trinity College Community Members,

We write to share further information as Trinity College continues to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and take steps to respond.

Today we are sharing the information that seven Trinity students are now in self-quarantine off campus after possible exposure to COVID-19. The possible exposure did not occur on or near campus, and all of the students have been examined at the Health Center and are not displaying symptoms consistent with the virus.

The students have left campus and are in self-quarantine through a mandatory 14-day period. We will check in with them regularly. We are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in responding and in informing our community of this development. Privacy requirements will not permit disclosure of the students’ identities. We ask for your assistance in not engaging in rumors or speculation, which may stigmatize individuals and spread fear and misinformation.

We know that this news may bring anxiety and concern. We are following medical and public health best practices, and our COVID-19 response team is working at all levels to safeguard the health of our community.

Please continue to follow the CDC’s preventive measures. Should you have additional questions, you may contact the Health Center (860-297-2018) and/or call the 24-hour COVID-19 hotline launched recently by our partner, Hartford HealthCare (HHC). HHC’s COVID-19 Clinical Command Center is staffed by HHC employees and healthcare professionals to provide a central means of communication for advice, triage, and disposition. The hotline number is 860-972-8100 or toll-free 833-621-0600.


Joe DiChristina
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Campus Life