2 from TROY University positive for coronavirus

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TROY, Ala (TROY) -- Troy University officials learned Wednesday that a student and faculty member from Troy University’s Troy, Ala., campus have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Both individuals self-reported to the University and are currently in self-quarantine with no severe symptoms.

Neither is a resident of Troy nor Pike County and the student did not live in on-campus housing.

"We have been in contact with the Alabama Department of Public Health about both cases, and the ADPH will investigate and contact any individuals who may be at risk of exposure to the virus," says Herbert Reeves, Dean of Student Services.

You can read the letter from the university below.

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[LETTER FROM TROY UNIVERSITY]

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus involving student, faculty member at Troy University
To the TROY community.

Troy University officials learned today that a student and faculty member from Troy University’s Troy, Ala., campus have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Both individuals self-reported to the University and are currently in self-quarantine with no severe symptoms. We wish them both well on their roads to recovery.

Neither is a resident of Troy nor Pike County and the student did not live in on-campus housing.

Neither individual has been on campus or in contact with students, faculty or staff since the start of Spring Break, which was March 9-13, however out of an abundance of caution we wanted to inform the campus community. We have been in contact with the Alabama Department of Public Health about both cases, and the ADPH will investigate and contact any individuals who may be at risk of exposure to the virus.

These are the only two confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving members of the University community at this time.

We urge all students, faculty and staff to take steps to protect yourself from exposure to the virus during this outbreak. Observe social distancing, practice good hand hygiene and avoid touching your face. Stay informed of the latest information about the coronavirus via the Alabama Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The University continues to closely monitor this situation and will keep you informed of any impacts to the campus community. For the latest updates from TROY, monitor your email or troy.edu/coronavirus. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Services at (334) 670-3203.

Sincerely,
Herbert Reeves
Dean of Student Services
Troy University