BREAKING: Troy student, faculty member test positive for COVID-19

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TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — Troy University’s dean of student services has confirmed that both a student and a faculty member have tested positive for COVID-19.

Both are members of the main campus at Troy, according to Dean Herbert Reeves, but neither are residents of Troy or Pike County. The student reportedly lived off-campus.

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

Reeves also said the two people have not been on campus or have had contact with students, faculty, or staff since Spring Break.

“However out of an abundance of caution we wanted to inform the campus community,” he wrote. “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.

Pike County also confirmed its first case Wednesday morning, but this is not included in Troy’s count.

The university will keep updating its page on coronavirus matters. You can find this information at troy.edu/coronavirus. Questions can also be answered by calling the Office of Student Services at 334-670-3203.

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