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President Leahy Informs Campus Community that One Member Tested Positive for COVID-19

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

The health and safety of our University community is my top priority and I am committed to keeping you updated on campus developments related to COVID-19.

The University has been informed that a member of our campus community has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently seeking treatment. The individual was last on campus on Monday, March 9. I know this news will understandably raise additional concerns, however, for reasons of health privacy, the University cannot identify the individual nor provide additional details. In accordance with established public health protocols, officials from the Freehold Area Health Department will reach out directly to any individual(s) who may need to be notified and/or interviewed in connection with this case. I know you join me in keeping this individual in your thoughts and prayers.

The University has taken a number of steps to reduce risk for our campus community, including moving to a remote learning and instruction model, modifying business operations to support social distancing through reduced and remote staffing, restricting University travel, canceling events and tours, and instituting an enhanced sanitation protocol. We continue to respond to the latest government and public health guidance and expect to share another update in the coming days.

Again, your health and well-being is a top priority for me. Please visit our COVID-19 web page for updated information and campus initiatives.

Dr. Patrick Leahy