Second IU Student Studying Abroad Tests Positive for COVID-19

(BLOOMINGTON) – Indiana University has confirmed that a second IU student, who was studying abroad in Italy, has tested positive for coronavirus or COVID-19.

This is the second IU student to be diagnosed in less than a week. 

The student returned home to the St. Louis, Missouri area last week.

The program provider is reaching out to all other students at the location concerned.

Neither student has been on any IU campus this semester.

The student was studying in the same city as the first diagnosed student but was not in the same program, IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said.

Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Indiana University has canceled all university-sponsored spring break student travel programs to international locations.

The university is developing policies and procedures to address the academic and financial impacts of these cancellations, in particular, to ensure that students will be able to make up any missing credits necessary for graduation. Detailed information will be communicated to affected students as quickly as possible, and will be posted on this site.

IU officials say anyone traveling from a country with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention level 2 or 3 travel alert will be required to self-quarantine off campus for 14 days before returning to campus.

Countries with a level 2 or 3 alert include China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.

Carney says IU administration is in contact with all students who are still abroad, especially level 2 or 3 countries. IU is working with students who wish to return home, and if they wish to stay, IU wants to ensure they take all necessary precautions.

The IU coronavirus webpage will contain to update the community with updates.