We have reported to the Kent County Health Department that a Washington College student who has traveled out of state to an area with confirmed cases of community-transmitted COVID-19 is exhibiting flu-like symptoms. After contacting the College’s Health Services, this student has been hospitalized in Chestertown and is awaiting test results for COVID-19.

According to the protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control, this student’s traveling companion and the student’s suitemates are also in isolation.

As stated in earlier communications, the College strongly recommends that all students return home if at all possible. Only those students who have received approval through the Office of Residential Life are permitted to be on campus.

Most administrative offices will continue to be open next week. Staff are expected to report to work, but should confirm with their supervisors if they have any questions about expectations.

We will keep you abreast of any new developments.

–Kurt Landgraf