VCU shares information about COVID-19 case

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 19:34:47-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A person who attended a program at VCU’s Larrick Center on March 5 and 6 has tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient, who is not a VCU student nor employee, has self-quarantined, according to the VCU and VCU Health System President Michael Rao.

"To the best of our knowledge, the individual did not have symptoms while attending the program. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) indicated that based on the individual’s circumstances, the risk is low to program participants as well as the broader VCU and VCU Health System community," Rao said. "Out of an abundance of caution, VDH has asked VCU to reach out to those who may have been in contact with the individual so that program participants are aware of the situation and have information on monitoring their health."

The Larrick Student Center is located along Turpin Street on the university's MCV campus.

Earlier this month, VCU extended students' Spring Break by one week. Classes will be offered remotely once school resumes.