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William & Mary staff member self-quarantining after possible COVID-19 exposure

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Posted at 10:10 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 12:58:18-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — A staff member in Miller Hall at the College of William & Mary may have been exposed to a possible case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, the school announced Thursday.

The staff member is asymptomatic, but they are self-quarantining and are monitoring for symptoms. Other employees who had close contact with the staff member have also been asked to self-quarantine and monitor until the university learn more.

Out of an abundance of caution, all employees in the same building have been asked to work remotely until Monday and monitor for symptoms while the university cleans that entire facility.

There is no known threat to the broader community.

William & Mary is in direct contact with the Virginia Department of Health and is following all of the health department's guidelines in accordance with university policy. The VDH and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not recommend testing in people who have not shown symptoms.

"As always, the health and wellness of our community remains our top priority. We care about each other and we take care of each other. That will continue as we respond to a rapidly evolving situation," the university wrote.

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