NNU Community Member Tests Positive for COVID-19
Northwest Nazarene University announced Saturday that an NNU student who has been residing in on-campus housing has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been self-isolating since June 26 due to suspected exposure, tested July 4 and received the positive results Friday. The student has experienced minor symptoms and will continue to recover in their residence for the duration of their quarantine. Contact tracing has been conducted and those who have had contact with the individual are in self-isolation away from campus.
The student will be closely monitored by the campus Wellness Center and supported by campus personnel throughout the quarantine. Other community members and students who are in campus housing are being notified, but have not been exposed.
This is the first known case of COVID-19 on NNU’s campus. All campus buildings have been closed to the public since Saturday, March 21, 2020. Campus employees have been transitioning back to work on campus since Monday, June 15, 2020, but only a limited number of students have had campus access.
Additional updates will be communicated at nnu.edu/COVID19 as they become available.