Updated May 29, 2020 at 4:08 p.m. with more information on the university's response.
An Elon University student living on-campus has tested positive for the coronavirus, which is also known as COVID-19. According to an email from Jon Dooley, vice president for student life, the student is in isolation.
“Staff in the Student Health Services and the Office of the Dean of Students are supporting the student,” Dooley wrote.
The Alamance County Health Department is working with the university on contact tracing to identify students who may have come in close contact to the individual.
As of May 29, there are 342 total cases in Alamance County.
Going forward, the university will establish a web dashboard with reported cases. According to Dooley, this dashboard will report all positive cases regarding “students, faculty or staff who have been on-campus during the possible time of contagion.” While the university plans to let students faculty and staff know about all positive cases, they are only able to disclose those officially reported to the university.