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Eastern Fall Reopening

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Reopening Eastern

This webpage is intended to provide up-to-date information related to Eastern Connecticut State University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University’s plans to safely reopen for on-campus classes and related activities for the fall 2020 semester. It includes general information as well as details of special interest to students, parents, faculty and staff. Topics range from how courses are being offered this fall to housing and student life guidelines and procedures, to health and safety protocols and policies. Travel restrictions, state and federal resources and other information are also available.

For clarifications, answers to questions and other concerns, please contact us at

View previous updates on the Updates Archive page.

In the interests of public health and safety and to provide students, parents, employees and other stakeholders with information they should know, we will be posting a weekly update on COVID-19 cases each Friday.

Eastern Connecticut State University is committed to communicating COVID-19 information to all members of our campus community. The following information is being shared to provide accurate, timely and concise information and represents data collected as of Friday, September 18, 2020.  (Resident student data is provided by Griffin Hospital)


Resident students tested
Week of September 14, 2020


Positive COVID-19 cases, resident students
Week of September 14, 2020


Positivity rate, resident students
Week of September 7, 2020


Cumulative tests conducted since classes started


Cumulative Number of Positive cases, resident students


Cumulative positivity rate, On-Campus Testing, resident students


Number of resident students in quarantine


Number of resident students in isolation (Off-Site)


Number of isolation/quarantine beds used by resident students


Number of isolation/quarantine beds available for resident students


COVID cases, commuter students*
as of September 18, 2020


Number of commuter students in self-quarantine*
as of September 18, 2020

* Due to state guidelines, Eastern is not testing commuter students; this is self-reported data.

The information provided today will be updated and shared each Friday.  We thank the University community for abiding by state and federal guidelines to maintain health and safety on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We want to remind everyone on campus to continue to practice social distancing, wear their face masks at all time while on campus, avoid crowds, wash their hands regularly, and otherwise practice the healthy habits that will allow us to maintain as safe a campus environment as possible.

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