President Eugene Cornacchia, Ph.D reported that two students have tested positive for the new coronavirus, said an email sent to the campus community.
The email said the two students, who remain unidentified, have not been on campus since March 13 and only started exhibiting symptoms “a few days ago.”
“The probability that they were contagious while still on campus is very low,” the email read. “Both are self-quarantining at home.”
However, those who may have been in close contact with the students have been “informed and advised to self-monitor for any symptoms.”
“We wish them a speedy recovery,” the email read.
On March 11, Saint Peter’s made the decision to move classes online until at least March 25. Less than five days later, Saint Peter’s decided to continue online courses through the end of the spring semester -- closing the residence halls and allowing its employees to work remotely.
A referee who officiated the March 6 Saint Peter’s Men’s Basketball game at the Recreational Life Center (RLC) has also tested positive for the coronavirus.