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Friday, Aug 12, 2022

Breaking: One student tests positive for Covid-19 on second day of exit testing

One student tested positive for Covid-19 on the second day of exit testing, according to an email from Director of Health Services Mark Peluso. The school moved eleven students into quarantine after contract tracing, bringing the total number of quarantined students to 24.

The new cases were from the the batch of tests completed yesterday — the second day of exit testing — when the college conducted 1,130 tests. 

The two cases reported yesterday and the new case today were the first instances of positive Covid-19 tests at the college since its entry testing in September. The total number of cases is now five

Covid-19 cases in Vermont surged last week — and hit an all-time high of 119 on Monday. New Covid-19 cases are expected to increase by 50% in the next six weeks, according to state officials.