November 10, 2020
We have been made aware that a member of our on-campus university community has tested positive for COVID-19.
The individual in this case has been identified and is isolating and receiving medical monitoring. We have conducted contract tracing and there were no other reported potential exposures on campus. The University is following state guidelines and will be notifying the state Department of Health and Human Services of the positive test result.
Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches or a cough, should immediately contact their medical provider.
As a reminder the Center for Disease Control recommends the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Try to stay 6 feet away from other people.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth if you must be around other people.
We know this is a stressful time. Additional resources for information and guidance as the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus continue to unfold are your health care providers, state health authorities, and the CDC’s COVID-19 website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.