Colby, Bates Colleges Report Positive COVID-19 Cases
Two of the Maine Big Three colleges have reported positive cases of COVID-19 in their communities.
In a statement, Colby officials said an Athletics Department staff member is isolated at home with reportedly mild symptoms. Officials said the individual has reached out to people with whom there was close contact, and those individuals have been asked to self-quarantine.
Bates College President Clayton Spencer did not specify in her statement whether the positive case was in a staff member, calling the person only a “member of our community.” She said that person has been in isolation “for a number of days.” The college is in the process of notifying people who may have been in contact with the person who tested positive.
Origianlly published March 19, 2020 at 8:40 p.m ET.