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Union College in Barbourville reports first positive case of COVID-19

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On Friday August 14, 2020 it was learned that Union College in Barbourville reported it's first positive case of COVID-19. WRIL reached out to Maisie Nelson at the college and she referred to a statement from Vice President of Advancement & Communications Brian Strunk:


“Today, Union College was notified that a member of our campus community has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The individual is in isolation and is being seen to by local health officials. Contact tracing efforts are underway. Union College is following guidance and directives from State and Local Public Health officials and will assist as required with contact tracing efforts.

At this time, our focus is on ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone on campus and we are following proper infection control protocols while continuing to encourage proper safety and hygiene procedures. This includes the campus mask policy and social distancing guidance.

As a reminder, if you are feeling ill, do not report to campus. If you live on campus and are feeling ill, do not leave your dorm room. Students and employees that are not feeling well are encouraged to reach out to myhealth@unionky.edu.” 

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