A regulation graduate who took the bar examination on the College of Denver this week examined constructive for COVID-19 after the in-person check was administered, faculty officers confirmed Thursday.
The check, held Monday and Tuesday at DU and different websites in Denver and Boulder, turned a problem of rivalry this summer season after Colorado regulation faculty graduates launched a marketing campaign asking officers to rethink gathering giant teams of individuals inside for 2 days in the course of the pandemic.
“The College’s COVID response crew was promptly knowledgeable of this growth and has instituted applicable protocols for use in such situations, together with contact tracing,” Jon Stone, a DU spokesman, mentioned in a press release.
“In circumstances when a group member or customer to campus informs the College of Denver that they’ve examined constructive for COVID-19, the college initiates a contact-tracing protocol in order that anybody who could have been uncovered to the virus is promptly notified. Security and safety of the DU group is the best precedence. We’re ever conscious to stability the confidentiality of well being data with the transparency wanted to mitigate publicity dangers and preserve compliance to rules and college coverage.”
Earlier within the month, regulation faculty graduates poised to take the examination raised considerations about potential publicity to COVID-19, asking the Colorado Supreme Court docket to invoke “diploma privilege” as another states have, that means College of Colorado and College of Denver regulation faculty graduates who utilized for the July 2020 bar examination and handed the character and health necessities could be licensed to apply regulation with out taking the check.
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After the regulation faculty graduates’ marketing campaign, the state Supreme Court docket up to date an earlier rule to permit graduates who don’t need to take the July bar examination to begin working as attorneys in restricted capacities and underneath the supervision of a qualifying legal professional whereas they wait to take the February check, however didn’t not go so far as to invoke diploma privilege.
Graduates argued many regulation corporations merely wouldn’t rent folks with provisional regulation licenses and that the lodging didn’t tackle the well being considerations of holding an examination amid an ongoing pandemic.
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