COVID-19 Information for New College Campus

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Employee Policies & FAQ

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FAQ for Families & Students

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Campus Reopening Plan

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Fitness Center Protocols

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Building Air Circulation

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A Message from President Donal O’Shea

Dear New College Community,

We are midway through a fall semester like no other. Today, we just learned from the results of yesterday’s random testing that we have at least one positive case on campus. Tracing is in full swing, and we believe we have contacted all high-risk individuals. Results from today’s tests are still pending.

While we have experienced a limited number of positive COVID-19 tests among our campus community during the past few months, we have thus far managed to avoid any larger outbreaks at New College. Your diligent commitment to wearing face coverings, maintaining social distance, and following other CDC-recommended guidelines to curb the spread of the virus continues to be critical to our community’s physical health and safety.

In addition to COVID-19’s physical threat, it has inflicted a mental and emotional toll, especially on our students, whose college experience has been upended. After a cautious start to the semester, Student Affairs had started to roll out more in-person, socially distanced activities. Last Friday, a dozen students showed up for an outdoor movie night. Our faculty are also getting creative with their classes. For example, Professor of Psychology Heidi Harley and Student Success Case Manager Regina Rodarte are co-teaching a First-Year Seminar outdoors this semester. In their Animal Thinking course, students are able to study the natural animal habitat right here on our campus.

The full results of this week’s testing and contact tracing will determine our next steps. We send our best wishes to all impacted individuals.

All the best,


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