On-campus NNU student tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 15:30:23-04

NAMPA, Idaho — Northwest Nazarene University announced Saturday that an on-campus student has tested positive for COVID-19.

NNU reports that the student has been self-isolating since June 26 due to a suspected exposure, tested July 4 and received the positive COVID-19 results July 10.

NNU says the student has experienced minor symptoms of COVID-19, and "will continue to recover in their residence for the duration of their quarantine."

Contact tracing has been implemented for those who have interacted with the student, and NNU says those who have been in contact with the student are in self-isolation away from NNU campus.

NNU says the student will be closely monitored by campus personnel, and others in campus housing have been notified of the positive result.

This positive case is the first known case of COVID-19 on NNU campus. All campus buildings have been closed since March 21, and campus employees have been transitioning back to on-campus work since June 15, but NNU reports "only a limited number of students have had campus access."

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