Zahm House has twice the amount of coronavirus infections of any other dorm, all residents will be required to undergo testing
Observer Staff Report | Thursday, September 10, 2020
In an email to Zahm House residents, vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding revealed the men’s residence hall has twice the amount of coronavirus infections of any other hall on campus. Residents will now be required to get surveillance tested by the end of the business day Friday. If not, students cannot attend Saturday’s football game.
“I, other University leaders and your rector, Fr. Bill [Dailey], are all deeply concerned for your individual health and the health of our broader community,” she wrote. “Because of the increased number of cases in [Zahm], all eligible Zahm residents have received instructions for University surveillance testing over the past week.”
Hoffmann Harding said those who have already tested positive or are in quarantine will be exempt from the mandated testing. While it is important for those who have been selected for testing normally to comply, she said it is especially important for Zahm House members in order to contain transmission.
Residence hall members who have not already been tested will be scheduled at the testing center at Notre Dame Stadium on Friday during the morning or early evening time slots.
According to the email, those who do not complete testing will be unable to attend the football game, and may also be “referred to the University’s conduct process.”