Yellow COVID status on the Bowdoin College campus steps up spread prevention methods such as requiring masks in all public indoor spaces
BRUNSWICK, Maine — According to a letter sent to the Bowdoin College community, a COVID outbreak has forced the school to move the campus to "yellow status." The COVID-19 information page on the Bowdoin official website details the "yellow status" guidelines.
COVID-19 Resource Coordinator Mike Ranen sent the letter to the community Thursday, informing them that 14 students, over the last two days, have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the move to yellow.
According to Ranen, through contact tracing, the school has identified 46 close contacts.
Ranen said the school has increased testing to possible close contacts and expects the case numbers to rise.
"Unfortunately, this was not unexpected," said Ranen in the letter. "We have planned for situations like this, with a focus on our dual goals of protecting the health of the community and providing …