Two UD students screened for coronavirus

February 11, 2020

Two University of Delaware students have been hospitalized and are being tested for the coronavirus, according to UD officials.

The students do not reside on campus, but they were taken to an area hospital where they are in isolation and receiving care, said Andrea Boyle Tippett, spokeswoman for the University of Delaware.

Tippett said the Delaware Division of Public Health is coordinating testing with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and results are expected soon.

“It is understandable to feel uncertain or anxious during a public health event, and we need to remember to care for one another and not make assumptions about others’ perceived symptoms or any characteristics of identity,” Tippett said.

She said there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Delaware at this time. On Feb. 2, public health officials said a Delaware resident was tested for the virus and the results came back negative.

At the time, public health Director Karyl Rattay said officials are learning more about the virus every day. “We continue to coordinate closely with the CDC, as well as with our local healthcare providers, to monitor for potential cases,” she said.

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