Here is the weekly report of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Montclair State University campus for the week ending Thursday, October 15.
The University Health Center has become aware of two new confirmed cases this week. Both are commuter students. They are both currently in isolation and recovering.
One student’s contact tracing was handled by the local health department for the town in which the person resides. The other student’s close contacts have been notified by the University Health Center 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 26 (24 students, two employees). Of those, two persons are currently in isolation and recovering. All the others have completed isolation, recovered and been cleared to return to campus.
University Health Center Director Patricia Ruiz reminds all members of the campus community that they are required to follow the general safeguards to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, including wearing face coverings (covering both the mouth and nose), observing social distancing, practicing good hand hygiene and covering coughs and sneezes.
Students, faculty and staff must complete Hawk Check 6 to 14 hours before coming to campus, and no one may come to campus if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.