UNCA sends update regarding its first student case of COVID-19

Press release from UNCA: 

As Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to affect people around the world, UNC Asheville’s top priority is the health and safety of the community. The University is committed to providing accurate information on a timely basis. UNC Asheville has been notified by the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been on campus since March 6, and the University is confident that there is no risk to the campus as a result of this particular case. The student lives off campus and is currently managing treatment and self-quarantining for the appropriate amount of time based on North Carolina Department of Health guidelines.

In accordance with privacy laws and University policy, UNC Asheville will not release any additional identifying information about this student.

“We understand that this is concerning news. However, with an increase in testing, additional confirmed cases may be reported in our region. We encourage everyone to remain vigilant in protecting your health and the health of others,” said UNC Asheville Chancellor Nancy J. Cable in an email to faculty, staff and students.

For accurate, up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit buncombecounty.org/covid-19, ncdhhs.gov, & cdc.gov, and coronavirus.unca.edu.

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