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JSU student being tested for coronavirus. Classes move online Friday

A Jacksonville State University student was being tested for coronavirus and all class begining Friday would move online, the university announced Thursday. 

“The student felt ill Sunday evening after returning from out-of-state,” the university said in a statement. 

Since falling ill the student visited three locations on campus  – the weight training area at Kennamer Hall, Stone Center classroom 125 and the Student Health Center – and all of those locations were being sanitized Thursday evening, the statement reads. 

“We will learn more about the student’s medical status within the next 24-48 hours. In the interim, the Person Under Investigation has been placed in self-isolation, and his roommates have been moved to an alternate location and put in self-quarantine,” the university’s statement reads. 

It was not immediate clear Thursday whether JSU had already informed other students who may have been in contact with the student being tested. A message to a university spokeswoman wasn’t immediately returned.

Beginning Friday, March 13, all JSU classes will move online, and none will meet in-person, the university said in the statement. 

“Information will be forthcoming regarding special situations such as practica, internships, clinicals, dual enrollment courses, etc. The academic deans are working closely with faculty to determine continuity in course delivery, and more information will be sent soon.

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“All campus events have been cancelled, including student organization activities (both on campus and off) and external events hosted on campus until further notice.”

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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.



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