Dear Members of the Campus Community:
A student reported to the College late Friday, April 3, that he had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier that day.
The student is currently at his home in Rockland County.
The student is a resident of the third floor of Bouton Hall. He attended classes during the week of March 9-13 and was last on campus on March 14 to pick up belongings from his room. He reported that the onset of symptoms occurred on March 14.
We are working closely with the Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health and the Ulster County Office of Emergency Management to reach out to any students, faculty or staff members who may have come in contact with this individual.
Per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, any of those potential secondary exposures may already be out of quarantine, assuming they never became symptomatic and have been cleared by a physician, given that their possible exposure on campus could have occurred no later than March 14, more than 14 days ago.
Also, because it has been more than 7 days since the student was on campus, we do not need to deploy any focused cleaning of the classrooms or academic buildings that the student entered at this time, per current CDC guidance.
As of this writing, we can confirm that seven employees and 10 students have tested positive for COVID-19. All have been quarantined at home or in the hospital. Some are already feeling better.