NewsHealth / March 24, 2020

Purdue Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

Article origination WBAA-AM
Purdue Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

Purdue University

Purdue University announced Tuesday a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement, the Tippecanoe County Health Department informed the university of the positive case Monday. The student, who is based on the school’s West Lafayette campus, is currently in Marion County.   

Today’s announcement follows unconfirmed reports that circulated Monday regarding a positive student case. The Tippecanoe County Health Department announced a third county case of COVID-19 Monday, but said it could not comment on whether the two were connected. 

Students began remote learning this week, which will extend through the end of this academic year. 

Purdue also started a coronavirus information call center for students, families, faculty and staff on Monday.

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