Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Faculty member tests positive for COVID-19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Graphic by Ally Bruemmer

University officials announced a faculty member at Southeast tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, March 30.

As of this writing, this is the first positive test made known to the university, according to the SE Alert.

University officials said the date of the exposure occurred March 15, and the faculty member’s last visit to campus was March 12 — three days prior to exposure.

During the March 12 visit to campus, the faculty member reported no prolonged contact with students or other employees.

The faculty member has been in a self-imposed quarantine since March 20, is in isolation and recovering at home under the care of a personal physician.

According to the update, the faculty member’s shared space has been cleaned following the Centers for Disease Control and Protection guidance, although exposure to the virus occurred after the faculty member’s last visit to campus.

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