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Troy University reports student, faculty member with COVID-19

Troy University officials learned Wednesday that a student and faculty member from Troy University’s Troy  campus have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Officials notified students and staff via an email service shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to Herbert Reeves, Dean of Students, “Both individuals self-reported to the university and are currently in self-quarantine with no severe symptoms. We wish them both well on their roads to recovery.”

Reeves’ emails said neither the student or faculty member is a member of Troy or Pike County and the student did not live in on-campus housing.

“Neither individual has been on campus or in contact with students, faculty or staff since the start of Spring Break, which was March 9-13, however out of an abundance of caution we wanted to inform the campus community. 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,” the statement said. “These are the only two confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving members of the University community at this time.”