“Given the volume of testing we are doing, it was inevitable that there would be positive cases,” UConn Dean of Students Eleanor Daughterty said in a statement. “Knowing this, the university has a clear and detailed strategy in place we can quickly implement to address any positives, and have already done so in these cases.”
The two students who tested positive have been moved into a “dedicated isolation space” on the university’s campus, she said. Their families and close contacts have also been notified.
The university will “conduct deep cleaning in the living spaces of any students who receive a positive test,” its statement added.