Dear Gulick Residents and Campus Community,

We will NOT be placing Gulick Hall under quarantine. We will, however, continue to closely monitor the building.

Our retest of the resident population during the past two days resulted in discovering only 12 additional residents who tested positive. A few of those were already in quarantine and many were from a single friendship cluster. So, the decision has been made to continue our current management practices - move students who test positive into supportive isolation housing, contact trace the students who have tested positive, and move identified direct contacts into supportive quarantine housing.

Thank you to all the residents who responded to our retest requirement.

Everyone, the finish line is in sight. Please, please, please continue to follow COVID protocols and be forthcoming and truthful in any conversations with contact tracers.

Additionally, we continue to see no evidence of the spread of the virus through classroom settings. Thank you to faculty and students for continuing to follow our classroom protocols.

Finally, I want to repeat something from a previous update regarding seasonal allergies - While there are some symptoms that are similar (e.g., runny nose, cough), if you experience body aches, nasal congestion, headaches, or chills, you should self-quarantine and you should call the Health Center for further guidance.

Thank you again for everyone's cooperation. Our entire community is handling this situation very well and we should be proud of having made it to this point in the semester. Keep up the good work.

Sincerely,
Patrick
 

Patrick G. Love
Vice President for Student Affairs
Director, Student Affairs Administration graduate program
Springfield College
(he, him, his)
springfield.edu
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