He said he believes the student has been off campus since March 9. So the risk of anyone coming in contact with him is very less.
Dr. Michael Deichen, Associate Vice President of UCF Student Health Services, said, “The incubation period for COVID-19 is 14 days, and we believe that anyone who came into contact with it is likely to develop symptoms at this time. The risk is very low.” said.
However, their residence halls and classrooms will reportedly be carried out with caution.
It is being told that the student was returning home from school.
UCF also said that a military contractor working in the Partnership IV building in Central Florida Research Park near the main campus has tested positive for the coronavirus. Several of his colleagues have also submitted for trial. Some UCF Institute for Simulation and Training employees work in the same building but this group is small and is not believed to have come into contact with the military contractor.
There are other students in the school who are reportedly showing symptoms, they are being tested, and they are in self-quarantine. The school said they are aware of these cases and believe their risk is low.
However, he nevertheless acknowledged that “it is a wake-up call that COVID-19 is in the UCF and that we should all be vigilant.”
“This news hits close to home for UCF. But we must understand that as testing becomes more widely available in central Florida, the number of positive cases will increase,” UCF said. “The reality of this pandemic is this. That’s why we have moved to remote instruction for all students and remote work for most staff. COVID-19 is something we all must take seriously.”
He also said that social distancing, proper hand washing and avoiding touching your face and frequently touched surfaces are very important to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
The school’s interim president Thad Seymour Jr. will reportedly continue to make decisions in consultation with public health officials and state leaders.
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