Va. Tech student tests positive for COVID-19
University President Tim Sands says it's "likely that more cases will be identified in the coming days and weeks."
A Virginia Tech student living off campus in Blacksburg has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email sent out Friday by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands.
The student is believed to have been exposed to the virus during international travel and is in self quarantine.
“The Virginia Department of Health, working with our own health professionals, has identified the individuals who came in contact with the student and is managing the situation to prevent further exposure in this case,” Sands said, adding that there is no evidence yet of community spread from the student. “Based on the experiences of other Virginia communities, and those throughout the country, it is likely that more cases will be identified in the coming days and weeks. … Our thoughts are with everyone in the Hokie community nationwide and around the world who is dealing with the effects of the virus.”