There are currently 16 positive cases in isolation and 55 students in quarantine. Cases have been popping up more frequently in the past week than in the semester thus far.
While cases were occurring one or two at a time, there were three cases each on April 1 and 4 and six on April 6, in addition to more in between. Two of these new cases have been faculty and staff and 15 have been students. Ten additional positive cases have recovered in the past two weeks, bringing the total to 84.
110,640 total tests have been administered, 1.5% of which have been inconclusive.
President Greene told the class of 2021 that commencement will happen May 22 and 23, to which they will be allowed to bring two guests each.
There are 3,458 cases in Kennebec County as of April 3, according to the Maine CDC.
Maine residents above the age of 16 can get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting on April 7. The College will not require vaccinations this semester but encourages community members to do so.
Athletic competitions have resumed, with spring season teams allowed to play other schools in Maine and set to begin NESCAC competitions this month.
Members of the testing program receive two PCR tests and one antigen test a week.
The College has been at the yellow health code level since the start of the semester. This means lower dining hall capacities, face masks required within dorms, increased cleaning, and remote learning for classes above 50 students.
~ Sonia Lachter ‘22