Indiana University Student Living Off-Campus Tests Positive for COVID-19

(BLOOMINGTON) – The Monroe County Health Department has confirmed an Indiana University Bloomington student living off-campus tested positive for COVID-19.

The student is currently in isolation off-campus and has been since Friday, March 13th.

According to health officials, the student went to the Indiana University Health Center on March 13th with flu-like symptoms.

The student was tested for COVID-19 and the sample was sent out to a private lab (LabCorp) in Burlington, North Carolina. A positive test result came back early this morning, and the student was notified by the medical staff.

Officials said the patient is doing well and has minimal symptoms at this time.

University Director for Emergency Management Brad Seifers said contact tracing is being conducted to determine the other individuals who may have come in contact with the student who tested positive. Officials will follow up with the student to determine when the student can be released from isolation.

The Health Department said it is working closely with the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana University to make sure the public continues to stay updated.