Dear Monmouth University Community:
I promised in my communications earlier this week that I would stay in close touch regarding the status of COVID-19 within the University community. We continue to update on a daily basis our publicly available dashboard, which tracks confirmed test results in our campus community and reports the number of students in isolation or quarantine.
Based on the most recent test results, including self-reported and university-conducted testing, today we are reporting a total number of cumulative cases of 119, a continued increase over the previous day(s). One hundred and sixteen of these cases are active cases, requiring students to be isolated for a period of time. We still have seen no evidence of transmission of the virus from students to faculty or staff members.
In addition to the measures announced earlier this week, I anticipate implementing additional health and safety measures tomorrow, following conversations with the public health officials from the Monmouth Regional Health Commission, as well as with faculty, staff, and student leadership here at the University.
I strongly urge all members of the campus community to reaffirm their personal commitment to health and safety practices in order to keep Monmouth Strong. Please be on the lookout for further guidance tomorrow.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy