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April 18, 2023: COVID-19 Cases on Campus

Dear Members of the Whitman community,

As you may have noticed from our daily reporting in Whitman Today, we are currently seeing a spike in positive COVID-19 cases on campus. These cases are primarily among the student population. The Health Center is keeping a close eye on this trend and is working with students to alert close contacts.

While there are no plans at this time to make changes to campus protocols, it is a good reminder that we cannot let our guard down during the final weeks of the semester. With many events happening throughout April including the Presidential Installation in less than two weeks and Commencement in about a month, it is extremely important that we all are monitoring our health regularly to avoid spreading COVID. 

It’s worth noting that the positive COVID cases we have seen this week have been symptomatic cases. If you think you may be experiencing COVID symptoms, taking a COVID test is an important way to help protect our community from the spread of the virus. You can pick up a COVID at the Welty Health Center during normal business hours. Masks are also available if you would like to add that extra layer of protection.

Thank you for your efforts to end the year on a healthy note.

Peter Harvey, Chair of the Coronavirus Task Force

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