By Jon Roberts – Lincoln, Nebraska … Union College COVID precautions immediately went into effect after a number of students tested positive for COVID-19.

The COVID precautions implemented after Covid tests for some students came back positive include quarantining students who have been in “close contact” to those who contracted the virus and isolation for those who tested positive.

The College acknowledged the cases on campus with a Facebook post on Tuesday, stating, “Though Lincoln’s numbers keep rising, Union’s COVID-19 cases have remained consistently low compared to other colleges and universities (currently, four students are in isolation and nine in quarantine). We are praising God for seeing us through so far, and praising our students for making good choices. Please continue wearing your masks, distancing responsibly and getting your daily health screenings.”

According to the Union College website, twelve students have tested positive for COVID-19 since classes resumed in August.

No other information is provided on the condition of those who are currently in isolation and recovering from the virus.

Those students who test positive “are moved to an isolation room where they have their own bathroom. Village students and employees [who test positive for the virus] must stay off campus. For residence hall students, meals are delivered three times daily and laundry service will be provided,” Union’s COVID-19 website states.

Union College continues to provide free testing for all students, faculty, and staff to ensure students are kept safe.

–Jon Roberts is RMC communication/media assistant; photo by Rajmund Dabrowski