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UM-Dearborn confirms 'member of community' tested positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:47 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 18:49:48-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — The University of Michigan – Dearborn confirmed Sunday that a "member of their community" has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the university.

RELATED: 12 new cases of coronavirus reported in Michigan bringing total to 45

It's unclear at what capacity that member is involved at the school. The school says the individual had been self-isolating and receiving treatment, and the health department is now following protocol regarding others who may have come in contact with the person.

Now, UM-Dearborn facilities have increased efforts to sanitize and disinfect buildings on campus.

A letter from Provost Susan E. Alcock and Chancellor Domenico Grasso states that students will begin classes remotely starting Monday.