Vanderbilt student tests positive for COVID-19; being treated out of state

Posted at 2:59 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 15:59:18-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Vanderbilt University campus. However, a Vanderbilt student tested positive for the virus while studying abroad.

Vanderbilt University officials say the student did not return to Nashville, rather is being treated in their hometown.

Officials say they are working with public health officials to take appropriate precautions. The university will resume its normal schedule as students return from Spring Break on Monday.

Officials released a statement saying in part "...Since this crisis first began, the university has been working closely with infection control experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and local and state public health officials, and has been reviewing all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as it does with all public health concerns."

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