S.U. London Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Friday, Mar 20, 2020 at 3:26 pm by

By. Erin Lyons and CitrusTV Staff

A Syracuse University Abroad London student has tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, according to an email sent to S.U. London 2020 students. SU London Abroad was suspended on March 12th, due to travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump.


“We understand that this news might be concerning,” the University wrote in that email. “However, we bring this to your attention so you can act accordingly.”


Due to the student’s coronavirus diagnosis, SU is asking all students from the London program to self-quarantine for at least 14 days. Students who are still in London may self-quarantine in their London apartments. SU said self-quarantining will act as a precaution against further exposure to COVID-19.


In the email, Syracuse University said the student is currently at home with their family and recovering. The student was last on the SU London campus on Friday, March 13th. They traveled back to the United States on Sunday, March 15th. They did not go to Syracuse University’s main campus in New York.


Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff who believe they are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms should contact the Barnes Center at the Arch at 312-443-8000, according to Syracuse University’s Coronavirus webpage.


The first confirmed coronavirus case among Syracuse University students follows the suspension of face-to-face classes for the remainder of the 2020 Spring semester in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Syracuse University is urging students to depart campus and vacate their campus residencies as soon as practically possible. Classes will continue online for the rest of the Spring semester.