COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Juniors in Mississippi University for Women’s (MUW) Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program have shifted to remote learning for 14 days to meet classroom physical distancing measures and out of an abundance of caution after four students tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the university announced Wednesday.
According to MUW, 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. 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,” MUW President Nora Miller said. “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.”
MUW requires all university community members to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing.
Classes began on Aug. 17.
Link - MUW's COVID-19 case tracker