As testing for COVID-19 increases, we may well learn of additional confirmed cases, as has been true in communities across the nation and around the world. The college will update this website with the current number of known COVID-19 cases in the Bates community, as we receive official confirmation from public health agencies or the individuals who test positive.

As of March 25, 2020, there are a total of two confirmed cases within the Bates community, both of whom are faculty members.

Following direction from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we will notify any individuals known to be in contact with a person within our community who tests positive for COVID-19. Notifications will be sent as quickly as possible and include specific CDC guidance on the steps one should take, depending on the nature and extent of the contact they had.

Specific updates are listed below.

COVID-19 Update on Confirmed Cases

A second member of the Bates community has tested positive for COVID-19….

By Bates College on March 21, 2020

Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Dear Members of the Bates Community: I write to inform you that…

By Clayton Spencer on March 19, 2020

Important COVID-19 Update for Staff

Dear Colleagues: I write with an important update about the college’s continued…

By Clayton Spencer on March 17, 2020

Urgent Information About Timely Departure from Campus

Dear Students, I write to ask that you respond with a greater…

By Clayton Spencer on March 14, 2020

March 13 COVID-19 Announcement

Dear Members of the Bates Community, I write to share important news…

By Clayton Spencer on March 13, 2020