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ECTC Notified of First Confirmed Positive Case of Student with COVID-19

On Tuesday, August 18, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College leadership was notified of ECTC’s first confirmed case of a student who tested positive for COVID-19. The college has notified anyone who may have had contact with this individual, and the Lincoln Trail Health Department will complete contact tracing and notify anyone who had exposure that was significant enough to warrant action. We are committed to transparency in communicating information related to COVID-19, although specific information individuals who test positive cannot be released due to HIPAA regulations.

ECTC has increased sanitizing measures in the area of exposure as an additional precaution, in addition to the already boosted sanitization implemented campuswide. As always, all protocols have been followed for safety on campus per direction from the health department. By following the college’s Healthy at ECTC protocols, risk of exposure has been minimized for anyone on campus.

“The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, and everyone on campus, remains our top priority always, and we are especially diligent during this pandemic,” said Dr. Juston Pate, ECTC President/CEO. “To date we have been notified of this one student, and one employee who tested positive but was not on campus during that time. We send wishes for quick recovery. Working together, we will remain #HealthyAtECTC.”

Details and updates on how ECTC is operating through the pandemic can be found on the ECTC website at