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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: One UD student cleared

Second student awaiting test results, risk remains low

One of the two University of Delaware students being screened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a suspected case of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has been cleared and has tested negative for the disease.

The student has been released from the hospital and is doing well.

Another UD student remains at an area hospital, awaiting the results of CDC testing. That student is isolated at the hospital and is receiving care.

Out of an abundance of caution, UD informed the campus community on Feb. 11 that two students were being screened. The risk to the UD community remains low. At this time, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Delaware.

The University reminds the community that while it is understandable to feel uncertain or anxious during a public health event, everyone needs to remember to care for one another and not make assumptions about others’ perceived symptoms or any characteristics of identity. This is a time to support one another. Compassion and empathy for each other makes a difference.

Information about the COVID-19 situation, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available online at a special University website: www.udel.edu/coronavirus. The site is updated as new information is received.

The Delaware Division of Public Health has special website about COVID-19, including resources.  

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