WESTFIELD- Westfield State University reported two additional cases of COVID-19 on Monday, March 1 as part of the school’s weekly coronavirus update.
The weekly report published by Westfield State said that two students tested positive for COVID-19 in the weekly round of mandatory testing. No Westfield State employees tested positive this week.
There were 1,595 tests administered for Westfield State students and employees last week.
The newly confirmed cases bring Westfield State’s semester COVID-19 total to 26 with 24 students and two university employees having tested positive so far. Just 750 students returned to campus for the Spring 2021 semester after in-person learning for the Fall 2020 semester was cut short due to an out of control COVID-19 outbreak on campus.
Residential students who test positive will be quarantined in Lansdowne Place on Thomas Street until they are considered to be no longer infectious. Westfield State has not yet published data on how many students are currently quarantining in Lansdowne.