BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Monroe County Well being Division
introduced an Indiana College Bloomington scholar dwelling off campus has
examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Officers stated the scholar is in isolation off the
Bloomington campus, and has been since Friday, March 13.
Beth Rupp, Medical Director of IU Well being Middle Bloomington,
stated thepatient got here to the Indiana College Well being Middle on March
13th for a flu-like sickness.
The coed was examined for COVID-19, which was despatched out to a
non-public lab (LabCorp) in Burlington, North Carolina.
The coed was then instructed to isolate whereas ready for the
outcomes, and medical workers checked on the affected person each day.
A optimistic check end result got here again early Friday morning, and
medical workers notified the affected person.
Officers stated the affected person is doing effectively and has minimal
signs at this level.
Brad Seifers, College Director for Emergency Administration
and Continuity, saidstarting mid-January, IU put collectively an instantaneous
administration group to organize for this eventual actuality.
Seifers stated everybody on campus is being saved updated,
and IU meets with different higher-ed establishments to maintain them updated no less than
thrice every week.
Contact tracing is being performed to find out different
people who might have are available contact with the scholar, and officers will
comply with up with the scholar to find out when the scholar may be launched from
Officers stated contact tracing means speaking to the affected person
about their historical past, then figuring out who their contacts are. Nurses or different
workers will then contact people who’re in danger and make them conscious and
give them steering they should comply with.
The Well being Division stated it’s working intently with the
Indiana State Division of Well being and Indiana College to verify the
public continues to remain up to date.