Important Campus COVID-19 Update (Feb. 28, 2021)
Over 10 recent days of testing on campus, the college saw 67 positive student cases of COVID-19, yielding over 200 close contacts. I had hoped that one month into the semester we would have settled into a new normal where everyone was following the public health protocols that were put in place to ensure the well-being of our community. Instead, we’ve seen sustained and frustrating non-compliance, on and off-campus, resulting in a concerning number of COVID-19 cases, close contacts in quarantine, and student conduct cases.
My message is a simple but critical one: We need your help to bring down the number of cases immediately, as this testing high positivity rate will not allow us to sustain the flexible learning environment currently offered. I ask you to take personal responsibility. While we know COVID-19 can spread even among those who are taking precautions, our contact tracing reveals that this spike in cases is directly linked to students gathering in large numbers, not wearing masks, and ignoring social distance protocols.
TCNJ’s COVID-19 Dashboard includes daily updates of confirmed cases both on and off-campus as well as cumulative case totals.