About 100 Westminster College Students To Quarantine

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) Westminster College released a statement Thursday that they have asked about 100 students to quarantine after potential COVID-19 exposure.

The quarantines are results from daily self-health checks, evaluations, and consultation with the Westminster College Wellness Center.

Many of the 100 students have returned home to quarantine, while some are staying on campus.

For the students that are staying on campus, the school is working with the students to make housing, meal, and academic agreements.

The student who are quarantined will be able to return to normal campus activities on Friday, Sept. 11.

“This is a semester unlike any other at Westminster College, and as always, our highest priority is the health and safety of our campus,” said Westminster College President Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson. “The College’s COVID-19 plan calls for cooperation with recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, which has advised us to quarantine these students. We are committed to keeping our campus safe for students, employees and visitors and will continue to take all necessary precautions.”

Since July 25, the Westminster College campus confirmed three cases of COVID-19, two of which were prior to the return of students on Aug. 17.

The school is still awaiting results from several tests; Contact tracing will be conducted on students who test positive.

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