ECSU reports faculty member has tested positive for coronavirus

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WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials at Eastern Connecticut State University reported Sunday that a member of their faculty has tested positive for the highly-contagious COVID-19.

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In a notification to all students Sunday, “We ask all students, faculty, and staff to continue to self-monitor their own health while practicing social distancing and healthy personal hygiene as outlined by the CDC.”

Federal health privacy law prevents the university from releasing the name of the faculty member.

Last week, all state universities were directed to move all classes online in light of the health concerns associated with the novel coronavirus.

Late Monday night, a message was sent out to all students taught by the unnamed professor to let them know they may have come in contact with the virus. The message encourages all of those students to self-monitor in self-isolation.

This is a breaking story. Stay tuned to WTNH.com for the latest details as they become available.

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