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UNF employee tests positive for COVID-19

A UNF-Alert said the employee that tested positive for COVID-19 is self-isolation off-campus.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An employee at the University of North Florida has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a UNF-Alert released Thursday.

The alert said the employee that tested positive for COVID-19 is self-isolation off-campus. UNF officials are communicating with the employee and reaching out to anyone who may have been in close contact with them.

The alert said that this was the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the campus.

The following statement was sent to First Coast News by a spokesperson for UNF: 

One UNF employee has tested positive for the coronavirus. Out of caution, the individual had been self-isolating at home while waiting to receive the test results. The employee had minimal contact with others on campus. UNF officials are in communications with the employee as well as reaching out individually to those who may have been in close contact with this person. We have no more information at this time. The safety of the campus community remains the top priority for the university as we continue to monitor and assist our employees in regards to COVID-19. 

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