Trinity College to resume in-person classes as COVID cases drop
While COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Connecticut, reaching a 3 percent infection rate Tuesday, Trinity College reported a drop in the number of active cases and a return date for in-person classes.
The Hartford college, which temporarily switched to online instruction last week, said it plans to resume in-person classes on Wednesday as active cases decline.
The college reported its COVID-19 alert status has dropped to yellow after reaching an orange level last week.
At the yellow level, it allows the main body of employees to be present for on-campus tasks, while the orange level only allowed essential employees on campus.
The university’s number of active cases dropped from 32 last week to 18 — 17 students and one employee — on Monday. Of the 18 active cases, Trinity College said nine are students in isolation spaces on campus.
At the University of Connecticut, officials announced eight new cases — three on-campus cases where individuals were already in quarantine and five among employees/affiliates, one of whom had already been working remotely since March.
UConn reported no new off-campus cases. There are 20 students in isolation on campus who have tested positive or are symptomatic, the school said.
Sacred Heart University in Fairfield is reporting at least three additional COVID-19 cases since last week, the school announced Monday. The school has now reached a total of 36 infected students on campus, data shows. Eighty-nine on-campus students have recovered from the virus.
There are 23 off-campus SHU students who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, with 182 off-campus recoveries, according to the university’s data. One employee has tested positive for the virus.
Yale University reported 23 cases of the virus among students and four among faculty and staff last week. Five of the infected individuals are on-campus students, the data shows.
Fairfield University reported four new cases of the virus on Monday — all among students. Those additional cases put the university’s total number of active positive cases at 80, which includes four faculty and staff members. Eighteen of the student cases are on-campus residents.
The university’s virus alert status remains at orange, or moderate, meaning there are many cases, including community spread with some likely undetected cases, according to the school’s guidelines.