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Ohio University employee tests positive for COVID-19

Ohio University announced Friday that a university employee working on campus tested positive for the coronavirus

The employee, who the university has not named, was last on campus on May 4. During that time, the individual was practicing social distancing and had limited contact with others, according to a university news release.

The individual is now recovering at home in self-quarantine.

University officials are contacting anyone who may have come in contact with the individual. OU also ordered for the enhanced cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting of the individual’s workspace.

Anyone who had contact with the individual is being asked to self-quarantine at home for two weeks in accordance with public health protocols, according to the news release.

This is the second case of COVID-19 within the OU community. A student tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from a university-sponsored study abroad program in March, according to a previous Post report.


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