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COVID Case Report: Week Ending Thursday, September 17, 2020

Posted in: Coronavirus

Health Update

Here is the weekly report of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Montclair State University campus for the week ending Thursday, September 17:

Four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported. All are students, and all are isolating and doing well.


  • Two residential students tested positive on Thursday, September 10.
  • One residential student and one commuter student tested positive on Tuesday, September 15.

The commuter student has not been on campus since Monday, September 14.

All of their close contacts have been notified and placed in quarantine, as required by our policy.

These new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases on campus since the start of the fall semester to eight (seven students, one employee).

University Health Center Director Patricia Ruiz recommends that all members of the campus community continue to follow the general safeguards to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, including wearing face coverings, observing social distancing, practicing good hand hygiene and completing the daily Hawk Check self-screening application before coming to the campus.

Anyone who becomes aware of a potential case should encourage the person to complete Hawk Check, and may also share that information confidentially with the University Health Center through the Rave Guardian app or by sending an email to Patricia Ruiz at