Concord University student has tested positive for COVID-19

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) – A Concord University student has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The student self-reported to resident officials via email this morning, and the officials immediately implemented response procedures consistent with state and federal recommendations, including alerting local and state health authorities, deep cleaning areas that may potentially have been exposed to the virus, and quarantining individuals known to have had contact with this student.

This student returned to the dorms on March 16 during the extended spring break period when very few people were on campus. After making arrangements to return home, this student left on March 18. Concord University’s Health Center is closely monitoring the health of those students who are still on campus due to circumstances that prohibited them from returning home. Any student with flu-like symptoms is being referred to Princeton Community Hospital for drive-up testing.

If you or your family members were on campus during this time period and are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, please seek medical testing and alert Concord officials. The health and safety of the campus community is our priority.

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