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MLC responds to COVID-19 rise

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College is carrying out testing, isolation and quarantining protocols in response to a recent rise in positive COVID-19 cases on campus.

A statement from the college Thursday said MLC, in consultation with Brown County Public Health, “immediately carried out all the necessary protocols of individual testing, isolations and quarantines. In addition, to reduce the further spread of infection, the dormitory with the highest rate of exposures, Concord Hall, will be under quarantine restrictions.

The statement said MLC has experienced a low COVID-19 exposure rate during the first ten weeks of classes, but as of October 22, the total confirmed positive cases at MLC stands at 25.

“The MLC administration hopes that the continuing efforts of all on campus following the protocols stated in the MLC Knights Return document and these increased measures in response to the recent incidents will maintain the health and safety of the campus family and the community of New Ulm,” the statement said.

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