Date: November 4, 2020
From: Rick Culliton
Subject: Important Campus Updates
To the campus community,
I hope this finds you well and safe as we enter the final stretch of the fall semester. I write today with several important updates and reminders.
First, Freeman Athletic Center is closed and will reopen on Tuesday, November 10. We have made this decision out of an abundance of caution due to a few recent COVID-19 cases on campus tied to Athletics.
With winter weather approaching, the COVID testing site will relocate indoors to Beckham Hall in Fayerweather with fewer registration stations, beginning Monday, November 9. The weekday testing schedule remains the same: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an additional hour from 7 to 8 a.m. for Physical Plant, Public Safety, SMG, and Bon Appetit employees. We are asking everyone to please book testing appointments online in advance to avoid unnecessary crowding inside Beckham Hall. Additional testing information is below:
- Twice weekly testing will continue on weekdays through Tuesday, November 24 for students, faculty, and staff working on campus.
- Testing will be closed from November 25–30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
- For the months of December and January, we will move to once weekly testing—Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.—for all students remaining on campus and for staff and faculty who continue to work on campus.
I remind you to please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness or believe you may have been exposed to COVID. If this occurs, employees should contact their personal healthcare providers or get tested at a local drugstore or urgent care center. Do not come to the Wesleyan test tent to be tested if you are ill, believe you have been exposed, or are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms. Students who are experiencing symptoms or believe they may have been exposed should contact the Health Services team at 860-685-2470.
Please continue to follow COVID safety protocols at all times. Infections in Connecticut are rising and Governor Lamont this week announced that the state is rolling back to “phase 2.1,” reinstating many restrictions on both indoor and outdoor gatherings. We continue to follow state and federal guidance closely and will communicate with you as the situation evolves.
Dean Rick Culliton
Dean of Students
Chair, Pandemic Planning Committee