3 Western Michigan University students test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 10:16 AM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 10:18:32-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WXYZ) — Three students at Western Michigan University have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the university.

One student, who was last on campus on March 10, notified the school through a family member that they had tested positive after returning home to the east side of Michigan. The student’s professors and classmates were notified.

Another student developed symptoms after distance learning began and has been isolating and following protocols from a health care provider and Kalamazoo County's health department. The university says this student lives off campus.

The third student, who also became symptomatic after distance learning began, lives on campus, tested positive and remains in isolation.

WMU officials say they have been working collaboratively with the local health department, and they have contacted all people who need to take any additional precautions.

There's more information on how Western Michigan University manages positive cases here.

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