Person Under Investigation and Transition to Online

March 12, 2020 4:30 PM

This afternoon we learned that a student has been declared a Person Under Investigation for COVID-19. This status means that the student met the criteria for testing, but the test results are pending. The student felt ill Sunday evening after returning from out-of-state. The student has only been to three locations on campus since Sunday evening: the weight training area at Kennamer Hall, Stone Center classroom 125, and the Student Health Center. All locations are being cleaned and sanitized this evening. 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.

As part of JSU’s social distancing plan, effective Friday, March 13, all JSU classes will begin to transition to online/distance education. Classes will not meet in-person beginning Friday. 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.

All campus events have been cancelled, including student organization activities (both on campus and off) and external events hosted on campus until further notice. Additional details regarding operations will be sent later this evening. 

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