I am writing to let you know that 13 tests taken on Tuesday November 17 have just been returned positive. All students with a positive result have been notified and are asymptomatic at this time. Particularly as many of us prepare to leave campus, I wanted to let you know about this out of an abundance of caution. I also wanted to remind you that if you were a contact of one of these individuals, you will hear from a contact tracer. If you do not hear from a contact tracer, you can assume you have not been in contact with one of the students who tested positive.
Because this is highly unusual and not consistent with our testing trends, we have been in touch with the Bioreference laboratory and are awaiting their confirmation of the results. We update the dashboard daily, and we hope to know more by tomorrow morning and will follow up with an update then.
Thank you for your continued vigilance in the face of this unpredictable virus.
Elizabeth H. Bradley, President
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604