Temple Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

An off-campus student at Temple University is confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus, officials confirmed Saturday.

According to officials, the student has not been on campus since Wednesday and has since moved back home away from campus.

University officials have stated that student travel may cause more cases to arise.

Read the full statement below:

To the Temple community:

Temple University has alerted the city of Philadelphia Department of Public Health that an off-campus student who traveled to Spain during spring break has since tested positive for the coronavirus. His symptoms are mild. The student has not been on campus since Wednesday afternoon, is not on campus now and is at home outside the city. Health officials are reaching out to anyone with whom he came into close contact.

We continue to work with our community to make everyone aware of how to stay healthy. We urge anyone who has signs of the illness to contact Student Health or their healthcare professional.

Based on the travel of our students, we expect other cases could arise. Rest assured that if we have other confirmed cases, we will promptly report them to authorities and be in touch with those who came into close contact.


Mark Denys

Senior Director of Student and Employee Health Services

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