A Texas A&M-Commerce student has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The student had reportedly been living off-campus. The patient is reportedly 18 to a 30-year-old woman, had not been on campus recently and is in self-isolation.
Official statement from Texas A&M University-Commerce
The university has been made aware of the first known case of a student living off-campus who has tested positive for COVID-19. This student has not been on campus recently and is following all medical professional recommendations for self-isolation. We take this opportunity to remind our community of important information regarding COVID-19. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, we are requesting your immediate attention to and compliance with the following health-authority-recommended practices – not only to ensure your own well-being but the well-being of others:
- Engage in social distancing of six or more feet.
- Stay home when ill or if other family members are ill.
- Leverage telework options.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Watch for cough, troubled breathing, or other signs of respiratory infection.
- Monitor temperature for fever above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C). As stated above, A&M-Commerce will provide regular updates regarding our response to COVID-19 and will be posted onhttps://new.tamuc.edu/coronavirus/.