October 14, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

We are writing to update the community on the presence of COVID-19 in our community. Over the past week we have identified eight cases from our student population and three employees have reported a positive test result. Of the eight student cases, four elected to isolate at home and four are being cared for in our campus isolation locations. In each case we have activated our contact tracing protocol to mitigate spread and identify and inform close contacts. Additional information can be reviewed on our dashboard.

Students, if you feel ill, please call the Health Center (860-297-2018) to schedule an appointment. Employees, if you do not feel well, please stay home and schedule an appointment with your health care provider.

While the transmission rate on campus is low, we remain concerned about the transmissibility of the COVID-19 virus and the impact of variants within the wider community. Recent information from the CDC indicates that the COVID-19 Delta variant has been transmitted among vaccinated people in highly dense social settings. Please keep this in mind as you go about your daily routines.

It is incredibly important that all members of our community always wear masks while indoors in common spaces, including classrooms, the library, Ferris, Mather Hall, and moving between food stations until you are seated. We appreciate everyone’s effort to keep our community safe.


Joe DiChristina, Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Management
Jason Rojas, Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President for External Relations