2nd Tusculum student tests positive for COVID-19

Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 22, 2020 at 3:39 PM

GREENEVILLE — A second Tusculum College student has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

University officials were informed late Saturday. According to a news release issued Sunday, this student had traveled during spring break with the first student who tested positive Friday, March 20, and was no longer on the Tusculum campus when the test came back positive.

“We are providing to the Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office the names of all people who have had contact with this newest student to test positive,” the university said in the statement. “That is the same action we took with the first student and will enable that agency to contact those people.

“Tusculum is working closely with the Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office on this matter. We have also informed the Tusculum family and are continuing to encourage them to practice appropriate measures to minimize their risk of contracting the coronavirus.”

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