RMU confirms positive COVID-19 case on campus, 17 students in quarantine


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John Blinn, News Editor

MOON TOWNSHIP — Robert Morris University has confirmed that a member of the campus community has tested positive for COVID-19 on September 4, 2020.

An email from the RMU Student Health Center stated that the university has reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this member of the campus community.

According to RMU’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are now five positive cases within the RMU community since August 21. As of September 4, the dashboard also recognized 17 students in quarantine. Students are placed in quarantine if they have shown symptoms and are awaiting test results or if they have been exposed to an infected person.

The university stated that any areas in which the infected person may have been in contact with will be disinfected.

“One thing that is very important to note, as we emphasized in the message to campus today, is that any student, faculty, or staff who has symptoms should not go to class, engage in other campus activities, or report to work,” said Jonathan Potts, vice president of marketing and public relations at RMU.

Follow RMU Sentry Media for more details as the story develops. To visit RMU’s COVID-19 dashboard, click here.