NEC official for RMU’s men’s basketball championship tests positive for COVID-19

John Blinn, News Editor

MOON TOWNSHIP – According to the Robert Morris University Health Center, a Northeastern Conference official who worked a recent Colonial men’s basketball game has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

On March 17, the NEC informed campus officials that the infected official had worked the championship game that was played on March 10.

Tickets to this game, held at the UPMC Events Center, were sold out.

In an email to students, The Health Center explained that they will be reaching out to students who were most likely to have been in close contact with the official.

They also went on saying that all are currently deemed to be at low risk for infection. This was considering that the game took place seven days ago while symptoms for the COVID-19 virus are likely to occur within five to seven days.

The university will continue to monitor the situation and remind all to keep an eye for the symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. These symptoms include:

● Fever

● Dry cough

● Shortness of breath

RMU encouraged all students to reach out to their personal doctors if they are suffering any of these symptoms. Those who are UPMC Health Plan Members can reach out to the UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line at 1-866-918-1591 or visit the UPMC AnywhereCare website.

Be sure to stay updated on the situation by visiting RMU Sentry Media.