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2 Emory students being tested for coronavirus

The university stressed neither had been confirmed to have coronavirus

ATLANTA — Emory University has released information detailing two possible coronavirus cases in connection with students. In a release to the Emory University community, it said that two students in undergraduate housing are being tested.

The university also stressed that neither case is confirmed. However, both students are self-isolating in off-campus housing provided by the university. The move is out of an abundance of caution.

The students live in Dobbs Hall and at the Clairmont Campus respectively. Their roommates have been notified and are being supported by student health services staff, the university said.

Meanwhile, their rooms have been cleaned and disinfected by personnel.

The university said it has a team of specialists that are working around the clock to protect students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Emory also said that it expects the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia and across the country to increase. Because of that, it's asking students to self-assess and, if they have a fever or cough, to separate from others and call student health services.

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