Emory confirmed in a student-wide email that two undergraduate students living at Emory Point have tested positive for novel coronavirus. They are currently self-isolating in their apartment.
The students have not been on campus for more than a week and did not feel ill until returning home from spring break, according to the March 16 email. Both students are being closely monitored by Emory’s student health services staff.
The email stated that “information is being gathered” about the students’ recent activity and will be shared with individuals who have been in contact with the students.
The email also states that two students in undergraduate housing who were tested for possible COVID-19 on March 14 have both tested negative, and will remain in off-campus housing provided by the University. A third student, who also lives off-campus, tested negative for the virus.
“I am keenly aware of the anxiety, uncertainty, and concern that so many of us are experiencing during this global public health crisis,” outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk wrote in the email. “Profound disruptions to our daily lives are multiplying.”
Emory Point did not respond to the Wheel’s request for comment by press time.