University reports positive case of COVID-19 on campus

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An individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 is currently isolating in Jardine Apartments.

According to a university special alert, the person has been self-isolating in the on-campus apartment complex since March 23.

Prior to isolation in Jardine, Kansas State says they were residing in Marlatt Hall in a room with a private bathroom following a recent trip out of state. When the individual notified the university of their symptoms, they were moved to Jardine.

“Lafene Health Center and Riley County Health Department acted quickly and have followed protocols aimed at preventing the spread of the virus and protecting the community,” the special alert said. “We ask that you respect the privacy of the person during this difficult time.”

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