Dear Members of the Campus Community:
A residential student reported to the College that he tested positive for COVID-19 today.
The student resides on the second floor of Bliss Hall. He is currently at home in quarantine in Staten Island.
The student was last on campus on March 27 to collect belongings from his residence hall. He reported that the onset of symptoms occurred on March 23.
Two student residents living on the second floor of Bliss Hall have been instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. We are temporarily restricting access to the floor and dispatching cleaners with proper training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to clean in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
We are working closely with the Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health and the Ulster County Office of Emergency Management to reach out to any students, faculty or staff members who may have come in contact with this individual, and instructing them to immediately self-isolate as per CDC guidelines.
As of this writing, we can confirm that seven employees and eight students have tested positive for COVID-19. All are in self-quarantine at home or in the hospital. Some are already feeling better.