STORRS, CT — All Eddy Hall residents at the University of Connecticut are under quarantine after four recent positive coronavirus tests, officials revealed Saturday. All four positive cases have occurred over the past week.
"This rate is disproportionate to the positive cases we have seen among other residential locations and cause for concern, said Ellyssa Eror, Medical Director. "Our medical team continues to promptly isolate and quarantine directly impacted students. It is, however, necessary that we place all Eddy Hall residents under quarantine effective September 19 at 4 p.m."
As a result, the following changes are in immediate effect for Eddy Hall residents:
Students will participate in an enhanced testing regimen with twice weekly surveillance testing of this population until we are able to assess the ongoing trends.
Quarantine status will need to continue until a clear decrease in transmission can be documented through this testing effort. This may be greater than 14 days.
You are not permitted to participate in in person instruction. The Dean of Students office will be contacting you to ensure appropriate measures are in place to ensure your academic progress.
Grab and go meals are available only at Buckley Dining Hall.
No guests are permitted.
If you are a student currently under medical self-quarantine or medical isolation, you must continue to follow all guidance provided by Student Health and Wellness.
Here are the latest numbers update from UConn:
UConn Storrs currently has 51 current positive and/or suspected on-campus cases. That figure includes 12 new positive cases since Friday, six of whom were already in medical quarantine. Three others were identified through “pooled sampling” (see description below) and were not in quarantine.
Three of the new cases are from the Willard C. Eddy residence hall, which is a stand-alone building in the Alumni Residence Hall Complex. A total of four cases have appeared in Eddy Hall, which is home to 96 residents, including 28 who already are in quarantine or isolation.
The cumulative figure of confirmed positive residential student cases this semester is 147.
A total of 138 students treated by Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) have recovered and left isolation.
A total of eight new positives have been added since yesterday among off-campus students near UConn Storrs, including six of whom were already in medical quarantine. Three of the new off-campus positives live in The Oaks on the Square apartments, which is under quarantine.
In addition to Storrs residential cases, other cases:
Storrs off-campus students: 57 since the first phase of testing ended on Sept. 13 (up from 49 on Friday)
Stamford residential: 0 (zero in first phase)
Stamford commuter: 0 (four in first phase)
Hartford commuter: 0 (one in first phase)
Waterbury commuter: 0 (zero in first phase)
Avery Point commuter: 0 (zero in first phase)
Faculty / staff / affiliates: 0 (three cumulative)
The on-campus positive rate at UConn Storrs is currently 1.02 percent among residential students. UConn continues to test students multiple times, including those currently in isolation; others who might have had contact with them; and students in the general population.