Troy University confirms first COVID-19 case in dorm one day before classes are scheduled to start

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UPDATE:

The university has released the following statement:

“We continue to urge all TROY students to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing available to all college students in Alabama through the GuideSafe program, to wear a face covering on campus, including common spaces inside residence halls, and to practice social distancing.”

ORIGINAL POST:

TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — A Troy University official has confirmed reports that a student who lives in one of its dormitories has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to University Relations Coordinator Clif Lusk, the student lives in Trojan Village 100 along with three other students.

The student that contracted the virus is now in quarantine off of the campus while the other three roommates are isolated inside the suite. Those students have not shown symptoms but they will be tested by the university’s student health services.

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