COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland College Park Sunday confirmed a fourth COVID-19 case involving its campus community.
The newest case involves a staff member with the university’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.
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Officials said they have notified everyone who came in contact with the staff member, who was only on campus on March 12.
#UMD has confirmed a fourth case of COVID-19 affiliated with UMD: a @UMDscience staff member. We notified all individuals with known direct contact and provided them with CDC guidance. Read today’s message from @UMDHealthCenter’s Dr. Bodison: https://t.co/uC9msLoj04 pic.twitter.com/LMI9Rb49ru
— Univ. of Maryland (@UofMaryland) March 22, 2020
On Saturday, the university said a part-time contract worker with the University Health Center and Maryland Athletics tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The day before, officials confirmed a UMD student who studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, also tested positive.
As of Sunday morning, the state’s health department has reported 244 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.