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Two Baylor students who live in on-campus housing test positive for COVID-19

Baylor
Posted at 10:16 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 23:38:18-04

WACO, TX — Baylor University says two students who live in on-campus housing are self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

"We learned today from the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District that two Baylor University students have tested positive for COVID-19," the University said in an emergency notification. "The students live in on-campus housing and have self-isolated, according to CDC and local public health guidelines. Contact tracing is being coordinated through the local health district in conjunction with Baylor Health Services. Those in the Baylor community who may have come into close contact with the positive cases are notified directly and given further instructions to prevent the spread."

As part of Clery Act requirements for all universities, Baylor University is required to send initial Emergency Notifications to students and employees of a positive COVID-19 case(s) on campus.

Additional notifications of confirmed Baylor-related positive cases will be available through a daily status report, which also includes the number of positive cases in Waco/McLennan County and the State of Texas, on the University’s COVID-19 website at www.baylor.edu/coronavirus. This website also includes important information regarding COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, testing and more from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The University also reminded people of ways they can continue to strengthen their personal health protection.

  • Practice social distancing by putting at least 6 feet between yourself and others, including covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering, especially in public places where 6 feet of separation is not feasible.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces.
  • Cover coughs/sneezes with a tissue or inside of your elbow.
  • Monitor your health for symptoms and stay home if you’re sick.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.