Dear Allegheny College Campus Community,
I am writing with an update on the COVID-19 response on our campus.
- Today, 20 students and one employee tested positive for COVID-19.
- Over the last three days, 62 students who were in isolation tested negative for COVID-19 and were able to return to campus.
- We currently have 139 students in isolation, and we have 46 beds available for student isolation.
In other news, my goal to test those eligible for early exit from isolation between 8 and 10 a.m. was overly ambitious. It takes hours to swab all the eligible students, and our nursing staff is working diligently to complete the tests. If you are concerned that you have been missed, email ACHA and we will update you.
As a reminder, to be eligible for an “early exit” test, students must have improving symptoms or no symptoms. Those who test negative for COVID-19 and have resolving or no symptoms can rejoin the campus in all aspects, including attending class in person, participating in extracurricular activities, and traveling for campus-sponsored events.
P.S. Here is a link to a few exercises that, if you’re feeling well enough, you can do to stay active — whether you’re in isolation housing or just need a quick study break.