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Jacksonville University Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Jacksonville University announced Sunday that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

The graduate student lives off campus and hasn’t been on university grounds since March 21.

In an email, a JU spokeswoman told WJCT News that the student has been isolated off campus for the past two weeks.

"This is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 impacting a member of our campus community," wrote Laura Phelps, JU's Sr. Director of Media and Public Relations.

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The university has reached out to people who were in contact with the student and is coordinating with the Department of Health.

Brendan Rivers can be reached at, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.

Special Projects Producer Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and then News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates several radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.