Gillian Reinhard ’20
In an email to the campus community Sunday afternoon, Dean of Campus Life Joe DiChristina informed the community that seven Trinity students left campus to self-quarantine off-campus after possible exposure to the coronavirus. “The possible exposure did not occur on or near campus,” said DiChristina, “and all of the students have been examined at the Health Center and are not displaying symptoms consistent with the virus.” Those students will return after spring break following a 14-day self-quarantine. DiChristina further indicated that the College’s “COVID-19 response team is working at all levels to safeguard the health of our community.”
Though Trinity has counseled that the threat of coronavirus remains low, other schools across the country and in Connecticut have acted to prevent the spread of the disease in recent days.
WFSB reported that after a student at the University of New Haven attended an out-of-state event where exposure to coronavirus was possible, the institution moved classes online until Mar. 24, with most students leaving campus. At Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, classes were moved online until Mar. 29, as reported by NBC Connecticut. With spring break next week, students are expected to widely travel, though students have been cautioned not to travel to any CDC Level 3 warning countries and have been urged to not travel to those states which have declared states of emergency.