EMU instructor tests positive for COVID-19

To the Eastern Michigan University community:

Late yesterday, we received the unfortunate news that an EMU instructor has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the health department, the instructor’s last day on campus was March 16 and they did not develop symptoms until March 19. Eastern last held in person classes on March 11 before moving to online class operations as a result of the health crisis.

The health department is following its protocol of tracking close contacts of the instructor. Those individuals will be contacted separately and advised by the health department to self-quarantine or take other actions, if necessary.

Due to federal privacy laws, no personal details or further information about the instructor is being released. We have been, and continue to be, in very close and regular contact with public health officials at the County and State.

Our thoughts and support are with the instructor and their family at this time.

March 28, 2020

Written by:
James Smith

Contact:
Geoff Larcom
glarcom@emich.edu
734-417-9658