St. Lawrence University employee tests positive for COVID-19
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:43 pm

CANTON -- St. Lawrence University says they have been notified of an employee who tested positive for COVID-19.

School officials said they received the notice from the St. Lawrence County Public Health Dept. today, Thursday, March 26.

It's not clear if this is the same case public health announced the previous day, or a second case in the county.

"To respect the privacy of the individual, they will remain anonymous. This individual will remain quarantined by the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department until their officials have cleared the individual. The individual did not live on campus and has been off campus since Monday, March 16," according to a news release from SLU.

The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will notify students, faculty, and staff who may have been exposed. Those notified should contact their primary care physician for guidance, the release said.

All other members of the community should continue to abide by social distancing and other preventative measures. Affected physical spaces will receive deep cleaning consistent with public health guidelines, SLU said.