Berea College Employee Confirmed with COVID-19


From Berea College President Lyle Roelofs to Berea College Staff:

“Governor Beshear announced last evening that we are at about 2000 cases in the State and 100 deaths in Kentucky.  Sadly, the biggest issues right now seem to be centered on nursing homes and prisons.  Thanks to early and rigorous social distancing guidance, we continue to be doing markedly better than neighboring states.

An announcement:

“I regret to inform you that we have been informed that a Berea College employee has just recently tested positive for COVID-19,  The individual has not been on campus or in contact with other Berea College staff or students since early March, so we believe that there is minimal risk to the campus community associated with this situation.  Our employee is in daily contact with medical personnel and is managing at home because no hospitalization is needed.   I know you will all join me in wishing this fellow Berean the very best and a rapid and full recovery.”