Nov. 11: Public Health Update (addendum)

Dear Students,

Last evening (Nov. 10), I wrote to you with an important update about COVID-19 infections on our campus and in the state of Maine. In that message, I indicated that we were still awaiting the results of about 425 tests from Monday (11/9).

Last night we received the results of these remaining tests, and unfortunately two more students tested positive for COVID-19. These two new cases are close contacts of another student who tested positive for COVID-19. This brings our total active student cases to eight as of early this morning. The COVID-19 dashboard has been updated to reflect these new cases.

As a reminder, please take extra precautions as we make our way to the November break. It is important that you wear face coverings and practice physical distancing. Doing these two things will mitigate transmission of COVID-19 and limit your number of close contacts. 

All my best,