Dear faculty, staff, students and families:
This afternoon, the Baird Health & Counseling Center was notified that a “positive" case has been identified as part of this week’s round of pooled COVID-19 testing.
The college is requiring that all 46 individuals within the referenced pool quarantine until individual testing produces a negative result. Individual PCR Nasal Pharangeanl testing will be done for those within the referenced pool (Thursday) on campus from 8:30-9:30 a.m. by New London Hospital.
The college made the decision to shift to pooled testing in September based on the results of individual testing administered as part of the move-in process, as well as the low incidence of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the surrounding area. Randomly selected pooled testing will continue this semester.
It is important for all members of the Colby-Sawyer community to continue to follow college policies regarding COVID-19, including requirements on physical distancing and the proper use of face masks.