October 28 Update on the Coronavirus

28 Oct 2020

October 28, 2020

President Moulton sent an update to the Vermont Tech Community about another positive case among our student population.

Good morning Vermont Tech Community,

Vermont Tech has recently been alerted to a positive COVID case among our students.  A nursing student at one of the distance sites has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing symptoms.  That student is isolated and has been since symptoms began.  Fortunately, when nursing students are in clinical or labs, they are wearing full PPE.  As a precaution, fellow students at this site are being asked to quarantine. The State is conducting contact tracing and we are hopeful that the risk of spread is minimal.

However, it is critical to remain vigilant. For anyone who may have had contact with this student, you will be contacted by the VT Department of Health. We also ask you please pay close attention to the attached guidance on what to do if you are in close contact with someone who is positive.

This is also an excellent reminder we all must REMAIN VIGILANT with our COVID precautions!  As we know very well, wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, frequent complete hand washing, and avoiding large gatherings are the best preventions.  If you are experiencing symptoms, been around anyone with a positive test or symptoms, remain home or go home and isolate.

There are three weeks remaining for labs and residency for the fall semester. Paying close attention to and following protocols is CRITICAL to get through this semester safely.  It is also critical when you get home! We are seeing a disturbing rise in cases in Vermont.  The ONLY way we will beat this virus is doubling down and following precautions.

This student is in our thoughts as we hope for a speedy recovery.