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Willamette announces first COVID-19 case of spring semester

Jake Procino

News editor


A “student living on campus” tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 23, Willamette’s reopening committee (ROC) announced over email Jan. 24. The student was present in Lausanne Hall and known close contacts have been asked to quarantine. Additional details about the student have been withheld due to privacy laws.


Faculty and staff who test positive are asked to contact Danita Chapin <dkchapin> in Human Resources, and students who test positive are to contact Tori Ruiz <truiz> in Student Affairs.


There were [eighteen positive tests] announced during the fall semester before winter break.

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