Student Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Bloomsburg University

For Immediate Release

Date: Aug. 18, 2020

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations

Student Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Bloomsburg University

BLOOMSBURG—A student from Bloomsburg University has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The University learned of the positive test on Monday, Aug. 17. The student lives off-campus and has been instructed to quarantine for 10 days per CDC guidelines. The University is sanitizing all areas of campus where the individual had visited.

As the University proactively monitors the entire campus community, it continues to collaborate and coordinate with Geisinger Health, the Columbia County Department of Health, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

For privacy reasons, Bloomsburg University will release no further details regarding the identity of the individual.

Bloomsburg University reminds all members of the BU community to continue to wear a face mask, adhere to proper social distancing, and wash hands frequently. Further, it encourages students, faculty, and staff to check in daily via the Husky Health Checker.   

For more information, please refer to the PA Department of Health website.