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Update March 24, 2019: Today, Tusculum University learned a firth student has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Update March 23, 2019: Today, Tusculum University learned a third student has tested positive for the coronavirus. This student had traveled out of state during spring break with the first two students who tested positive.

Tusculum student tests positive for COVID-19

KNOXVILLE – Tusculum University was notified Friday morning, March 20, that one of its students tested positive for the coronavirus. The university immediately set in motion a plan instructing all nonessential personnel to begin working remotely. They are also telling all of their students who are on campus that residence halls are closing. The health department has been notified of all campus members who have been in contact with the infected student so those individuals can be contacted by a health department official regarding next steps.

Tusculum faculty and staff and will continue to be a resource for anyone who needs assistance. The university and classes will continue to function. They are still on track to finish the remainder of the spring semester.

Published March 20, 2020

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