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WC: COVID-19 Response

Coronavirus Update 3/14/2020

March 14, 2020

Saturday evening, President Landgraf shared more details about a possible COVID-19 case on campus.  His message is below:


We have learned more about the activities of a Washington College student in the hours before their hospitalization Friday evening. We are relieved to report that contact with other students and movements around campus were minimal, and that the patient is feeling much better. That student remains in isolation in the hospital awaiting the results of COVID-19 testing.

Upon returning to campus, the student cooked a meal in Corsica Hall on the evening of Thursday, March 12, and stayed in a self-contained suite shared with one other student until contacting Health Services on Friday, March 13. The patient did not eat in the dining hall, share a public bathroom, visit the library, or enter any other campus buildings. The suite-mate is asymptomatic and remains in quarantine n a designated campus facility. Two other students with limited contact with the patient are self-quarantining in their rooms.

Only one other student remains on that floor in the 100-bed Corsica Hall. That remaining student has been made aware of the situation and is taking the appropriate precautions.
Approximately 80 Washington College students remain on campus during this extended Spring Break, and many of them are making plans to return home if they are able. All students will begin online coursework on Monday, March 23.

We continue to monitor this situation and will let you know of future developments.

Last modified on Mar. 19th, 2020 at 1:33pm by Erin Oittinen.