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USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (10/23/2020)

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, As you no doubt have read and heard, there are concerning trends in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths nationally. And while we have done quite well as a University community, there are additional indicators that warrant our heightened vigilance. We have seen an increase this week in the number of USciences students requiring isolation. As of the sending of his message, there are 20 students in isolation because of symptoms or test positivity; last week, there were 4. The Task Force appreciates that these students have come forward, which will facilitate contact tracing and hopefully...

10/19/2020

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (10/15/20)

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, This fall, we have seen that the number of COVID-19 cases is rising regionally and nationally. We must remain steadfast in the behaviors that help to protect our community from the spread of the virus as we approach the end of the semester. It is because of this vigilance that we have seen fewer new cases in our community this week - however, we cannot let up. We ask our community to continue to abide by important health behaviors: Wear a mask whenever outside of your home or residence hall room. Masks and social distancing...

10/12/2020

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (10/9/2020)

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, As discussed last week, the University was notified of a number of new COVID-19 cases in our student population. Through our contact tracing process, several additional individuals who were exposed have been identified and have been placed in quarantine. Our investigation has found a number of recognized high-risk activities that have contributed to the spread among the affected individuals in our community, including: Small groups studying together, indoors, without social distancing or masks Recreational group athletic activities Casual interactions between residence hall or apartment neighbors without social distancing or masks While we understand the desire...

10/05/2020

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (10/1/2020)

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, Our USciences Community has shown great vigilance in the last month since classes resumed as part of our goal of keeping everyone healthy and safe. Unfortunately, it only takes one incident or exposure to put our entire University and our neighbors at risk. As we have seen repeatedly, COVID-19 moves quickly, and we must act responsibly to help prevent infection and virus dissemination. It is up to us all to ensure we can continue our Fall semester as planned. The University asks our community to continue to abide by important health behaviors: Wear a mask...

09/27/2020

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (9/24/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students Fall is now officially here, and our community continues to work together to stay healthy. Thanks to everyone for their ongoing vigilance. The Task Force has received several questions regarding the number of cases in our community, and after discussion we have decided we will use this weekly communication to report both new and cumulative positive tests weekly throughout the semester. We continue to remind everyone to abide by our four key guidelines for being on campus in order to keep our total cases as low as they are today: Wear a mask Keep...