Second and third Campbell students test ‘presumptive positive’ for COVID-19

A second and third student at Campbell University tested “presumptive positive” for the COVID-19 coronavirus, University officials have learned.

While Campbell University will not release the identity of these students, the University has confirmed the two new confirmed cases were associated with the student who tested positive on March 16. All three have been in quarantine since March 11, but all are reportedly doing well and are expected to be released from quarantine once cleared by public health officials.

Harnett County Health officials have reached out to those who may have been in close contact with the students who tested positive to evaluate whether any further steps such as assessment, self-quarantine or testing may be necessary. 

On March 16, Campbell took measures to limit additional exposure of the virus to other students and faculty and staff by transitioning all face-to-face classes to online and remote learning. On March 19, the University announced the transition to online would remain through the entire spring semester. 

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