Third Coronavirus Case in LSU Community

March 26, 2020; 2:58 p.m.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,  

A member of the LSU community in Baton Rouge has informed us that they have tested positive for coronavirus, the third case of coronavirus at the Baton Rouge campus. The individual, who is a student, lived in the Greek community on campus and reports that they are recovering and in isolation with their family. Those who are known to have been in close contact with this student have been notified.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with this student, and our entire community stands together during these difficult circumstances. Please continue to follow federal and state guidelines about staying home, social distancing, hand washing, and avoiding groups of more than 10 people.

Moving forward, any additional positive cases from among the LSU community will be posted to our website: lsu.edu/coronavirus/testing-results/.

LSU will continue to reach out to anyone who is known to have been in close contact with someone who tests positive.

Visit lsu.edu/coronavirus and follow LSU’s official social media channels in order to keep up with the latest information and resources. Visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms for guidance about coronavirus symptoms and when to seek medical attention, and cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention for a list of preventive behaviors.

As always, the health and safety of the LSU community is of the utmost importance to us. Together, we can help curb the spread of coronavirus.

LSU Emergency Operations Center