Emory University testing two students for coronavirus

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The Emory University sign is shown along North Decatur Road at the main entrance to Emory University. Photo: Jason Getz/jgetz@ajc.com

By Eric Stirgus

Emory University is testing two undergraduate students to determine if they have the coronavirus.

“Neither case has been confirmed but, out of an abundance of caution, both students are self-isolating in off-campus housing provided by the university,” Emory said in a statement last weekend to students, faculty and staff.

The university declined further comment Monday. The statement does not say why the students are being tested. Test results typically take one to three days to determine if someone has the virus, experts say.

The statement said the students lived in Dobbs Hall and at the Clairmont Campus. Their roommates have been notified, their rooms have been cleaned and disinfected by Emory Environmental Health and Safety personnel, the university said.

Emory, the state’s largest private institution, announced last week it is moving all instruction online for the rest of the semester in response to the coronavirus.

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