NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president of Rutgers University has returned to a full work schedule – albeit remotely – as he continues to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.
The school announced on Jan. 11 that the Jonathan Holloway would be “paring back” his schedule as he quarantined after testing positive.
“President Holloway's symptoms were quite mild. He is feeling better and is working a full remote schedule similar to his previous schedule,” a Rutgers spokesperson told TAPinto New Brunswick on Friday.
Holloway, 53, learned that he had tested positive for the coronavirus on Jan. 10, but had been in self-quarantine after being made aware of his exposure four days earlier.
Holloway was announced as the successor to Robert Barchi in January. By the time he assumed the mantle of university president in July, the COVID-19 pandemic had raged and retreated across the state.
At Rutgers, the doors of most of the classrooms have been closed and students have switched to virtual instruction since March 2020.
"I will continue to self-quarantine and closely monitor any health changes,” Holloway said in a letter sent to members of the Rutgers community on Jan. 11. “I will be paring back my schedule for the next 10 days in order to get proper rest at home and return to full health.
"There can be no doubt that defeating this virus will require the adequate and efficient distribution of vaccines like those already in use that are proven to be 95% effective.”