BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Monroe County Well being Division
introduced an Indiana College Bloomington pupil dwelling off campus has
examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Officers mentioned 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,
mentioned thepatient got here to the Indiana College Well being Middle on March
13th for a flu-like sickness.
The scholar was examined for COVID-19, which was despatched out to a
personal lab (LabCorp) in Burlington, North Carolina.
The scholar was then instructed to isolate whereas ready for the
outcomes, and medical employees checked on the affected person day by day.
A optimistic take a look at consequence got here again early Friday morning, and
medical employees notified the affected person.
Officers mentioned the affected person is doing nicely and has minimal
signs at this level.
Brad Seifers, College Director for Emergency Administration
and Continuity, saidstarting mid-January, IU put collectively an on the spot
administration crew to organize for this eventual actuality.
Seifers mentioned everybody on campus is being saved updated,
and IU meets with different higher-ed establishments to maintain them updated not less than
thrice every week.
Contact tracing is being performed to find out different
people who might have are available in contact with the scholar, and officers will
observe up with the scholar to find out when the scholar will be launched from
Officers mentioned contact tracing means speaking to the affected person
about their historical past, then figuring out who their contacts are. Nurses or different
employees will then contact people who’re in danger and make them conscious and
give them steerage they should observe.
The Well being Division mentioned it’s working carefully with the
Indiana State Division of Well being and Indiana College to verify the
public continues to remain up to date.