On Feb. 25, a member of the Slippery Rock University campus community (defined as faculty, staff and students) has tested positive for COVID-19.
In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the University is assisting with identifying potential contacts. Anyone who had come into close contact with the infected person will be notified and advised on the appropriate response protocol.
The individual is self-isolating and the University has implemented appropriate response protocols. To protect the individuals’ privacy, SRU will not release details regarding the identity of the individual.
Any student showing COVID-19 symptoms that are not due to a preexisting, underlying or chronic health condition should stay home or confined to their on-campus residence. Do not go to class. Students should call the Student Health Center to report any COVID-19 symptoms or infection in their living and/or learning environment by calling 724.738.2052. Students identified as high-risk for COVID-19, with concerns about their return to campus, should contact SRU's Office of Disability Services for alternate measures by calling 724.738.4877.
SRU reminds everyone of the importance of continuing to practice safe, social distancing, and to wear face coverings at all times when in public. For more information, please refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC websites.
For additional information, contact Paul Novak, executive director of planning and environmental health and safety at firstname.lastname@example.org.