University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins ends quarantine

NOTRE DAME, Ind.—University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I Jenkins has ended his period of quarantine, the university announced Monday.

Jenkins had tested positive for COVID-19 and began his quarantine on September 28. 

The university announced Jenkins' COVID-19 diagnosis on October 2.

“In accord with medical advice and health protocols, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., today ended the period of quarantine and isolation that he began on Sept. 28. He is symptom-free and looks forward to resuming his normal activities,” university spokesperson Paul J. Browne said Monday.” Father Jenkins again thanked the many people who offered prayers and well wishes for him over the last two weeks.”

During his quarantine, Jenkins reported that he experienced mild symptoms but continued work from home.

Jenkins had been in self-isolation after he went to the White House for the announcement of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, but did not wear a face mask or maintain social distancing. Jenkins has since apologized for not wearing a mask.

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