College student in Virginia tests 'presumptive positive' for coronavirus

Posted at 7:46 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 07:53:47-04

FARMVILLE, Va. - A student at Longwood University student tested 'presumptive positive' for the coronavirus.

University officials say the student is continuing to self-quarantine while waiting for the CDC to confirm the positive test.

Starting on Thursday, Longwood’s campus events and in-person classes are canceled through March 18.

In a release sent out by the school, it states that, "While it is no surprise that a case of Covid-19 has appeared in our community, we have committed to you that if circumstances evolve Longwood would take new steps to best protect the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff. So out of an abundance of caution tonight we are announcing the following, all following close consultation with VDH."

To read that full release, click here.