There are currently two positive cases in isolation and no students in quarantine, a steep decline from the 28 positive cases in isolation and 17 students in quarantine this time two weeks ago.
The one new case in the past week was a faculty or staff member, not a student. Four additional positive cases have recovered in the past week, bringing the total recovered cases to 124.
136,900 total tests have been administered, 1.4% of which have been inconclusive.
President David Greene told the class of 2021 that commencement will happen in person on May 22 and 23 and that each graduating senior will be allowed to bring two guests each. Other students will not be able to attend.
Maine residents above the age of 16 can get vaccinated against COVID-19 as of April 7. The College will not require vaccinations this semester but encourages community members to do so.
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 Latcher `22