Dear Members of the Campus Community:
Three students reported to the College in the last 24 hours that they have tested positive for COVID-19.
The first student is a female commuter who resides in Dutchess County. She was last on campus on March 11, became symptomatic on March 23, was tested on March 31 and subsequently received a positive test result. She is currently at home in Dutchess County.
The second student is a female commuter who resides in Orange County. She was last on campus on March 13, became symptomatic on March 29, and tested positive on March 31. She is currently at home in quarantine in Orange County.
The third student is a female commuter who resides in Ulster County. She was last on campus on March 13, was tested on March 27 after becoming symptomatic, and received a positive test result on April 5. She is currently at home in quarantine in Ulster County.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, additional notification to students, faculty or staff who may have come into contact with these individuals while on campus is not needed, due to the distance in time between their last time on campus (more than 14 days ago) and the onset of symptoms.
Also, because it has been more than seven days since these students were on campus, we do not need to deploy any focused cleaning of classrooms or academic buildings they occupied, per current CDC guidance.
As of this writing, we can confirm that seven employees and 13 students have tested positive for COVID-19. All have been quarantined at home or in the hospital. Some are already feeling better.