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Castleton University announces first Covid case

One Castleton University student has tested positive for Covid-19, according to an announcement from Dean of Students Dennis Proulx.

The email, which was sent to Castleton students and faculty Monday morning, states that of the 791 students tested, the University has received 84% of the tests back. The results conclude 662 negative tests, and one positive test.

Proulx said upon learning of the positive test, the university immediately enacted the protocols from their Covid-19 response plan.

The infected student has been isolated from others, and the Department of Health’s contact tracing team and university administration are working to reach anyone who has been in close contact with the residential student. Castleton Spartan Sports Editor Ryan Boeke, a community advisor in Morrill Hall, said he is one of many students currently quarantining on campus because he has had contact with the infected student.

Proulx concluded the email by asking students to remain vigilant in following the university’s health and safety protocols, including the mandated-mask and social distancing policies.