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Regent students self-isolate after attending conference where person had coronavirus

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 15:25:07-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Some Regent University students have chosen to self-isolate after going to a conference where an attendee tested positive for the coronavirus.

Regent said there have been no confirmed cases or suspected cases of coronavirus at the university.

Ten Regent students went to the conference where an attendee tested positive for coronavirus. There is currently no evidence that the Regent students came into contact with the infected conference attendee, Regent said. The students will self-isolate for fourteen days out of an abundance of caution.

Additionally, one Regent faculty member and one Regent student attended a different conference where two conference attendees – not the Regent faculty member or student – tested positive for coronavirus.

The faculty member returned to campus along with another external colleague who also attended the conference. There is currently no evidence that the Regent faculty member, student, or the external colleague came into contact with the infected conference attendees. However, out of an abundance of caution Regent said the individuals and a few faculty and staff who met with them have elected to self-isolate for fourteen days to ensure they do not have coronavirus, and to protect the broader Regent community.

The university added that they are actively cleaning and sanitizing all facilities. They are operating on normal business hours and will continue classes as planned.