Nursing class shifts to remote learning after 4 test positive for COVID at MUW

Nursing class shifts to remote learning after 4 test positive for COVID at MUW
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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WLBT/WCBI) - Juniors in Mississippi University for Women’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program have shifted to remote learning for 14 days after four students tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

The four students were asymptomatic and identified as close contacts by family members or friends who live off campus. Based on information available to university officials, there is no internal community spread on campus.

the four students who tested positive are isolating for 14 days off campus. 71 other students in the classroom were also notified to quarantine for 14 days.

The four students who tested positive are isolating for 14 days off campus. Additionally, the other 71 students in the classroom were also notified to quarantine for 14 days.

“Our contact tracing measures went into effect immediately and we were able to identify other students and individuals who were in contact with these students,” said W President Nora Miller. “We are working closely with local and state health officials for guidance to ensure the continued safety of our students, faculty and staff. The health and well-being of our campus community remain a top priority.”

The university’s COVID-19 Case Tracker can be found at https://www.muw.edu/centers/healthcenter/cases.

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