September 14, 2020

Second- and third-year students move in; dashboard updated

Dear Campus Community,

Please join us in welcoming back to campus our second- and third-year students who moved in this weekend. We are grateful for their help in implementing our phased return plan to gradually increase campus density.

As we shared previously, all returning second- and third-year students were asked to be tested and to provide a negative PCR test result before coming to campus. Of the test results returned, 1.4% have been positive, with 35 test results pending. Students with pending test results are following low-to-no contact practices until the Earle Student Health Center receives their results. Students who tested positive were isolated or will return to campus at a later date.

The COVID-19 Dashboard, updated this afternoon, reports data for tests and results that are confirmed by the Earle Student Health Center, and does not include data for those who tested and reported results before arriving on campus. Since August 12, when first-year and transfer students arrived on campus, the university has confirmed a total of 49 positive cases on the dashboard.

Everyone should continue to follow the Paladin Promise, complete your daily LiveSafe health survey, and check the Furman Focused website and your email for regular updates. We’re off to a great start, and that’s a real credit to everyone in our community who is doing their best to protect one another.

Be well.

Sincerely,

Ken Peterson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Connie Carson, Vice President for Student Life

Co-Chairs, Fall Planning Steering Committee