As of Sept. 10, only seven cases of COVID-19 were reported on campus among Fairfield University students. According to the Fairfield University website, 15 other students are currently being monitored through contact tracing. So far, none of these students have been cleared with a negative test result.
Out of 39 faculty and staff members, none have tested positive with the virus.
In total, the first week of testing produced 419 negative results out of 426 tests.
Testing will continue weekly at the Health Center, with a random student sample of about 5-10 percent of the University population. Testing is free and optional for the remainder of the student body, although it is highly recommended that students get tested if they are feeling sick or have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, including a stuffy or runny nose, diarrhea and a loss of taste or smell.