November 11, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
We write today to provide an update on the presence of COVID-19 within our community. Test results from Monday (both morning and afternoon) and Tuesday morning have revealed six new cases (five students and one staff member), for a total of 12 active cases in our community. Five of those individuals are in isolation on campus, and seven of them are isolating at home, away from campus. Through our contact tracing protocol, we have identified cases that are connected to a cluster of individuals in a residence hall or who are members of an athletic team. We are taking additional precautions in expanding the number of individuals who are required to quarantine in an effort to mitigate transmission. If you have not been contacted by a contact tracer, you are not affected at this time.
Meanwhile, it’s clear that the surge of the virus that was predicted for the fall is occurring, as we see from data in Connecticut and across the country. As we continue our community-wide efforts toward completing the fall semester in person, we want to remind you of the important role we all have in this work. It is essential that everyone continue to limit gatherings, wear masks, and maintain social distancing so we can mitigate the spread of the virus within our community. It also is critical that students limit their trips off-campus to essential travel only and keep up with their scheduled COVID testing and daily symptom checks.
Our campus community continues to be resilient in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We have proven to many that as a community we can manage the challenging circumstances that the pandemic has created. We are proud of our Bantam community and encourage all of us to continue to show care and concern for each other. We have updated the dashboard to reflect the latest data and will keep you informed as appropriate.
Joe DiChristina, Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Management
Jason Rojas, Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President for External Relations