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Towson University professor evaluated, family member tested for coronavirus

TOWSON, MD—Towson University officials say a TU professor is being evaluated after possible exposure to the coronavirus.

On Wednesday evening, the Towson University Health Center was informed that a Towson University professor had come in contact with a family member who is now being tested for coronavirus.

Health professionals have evaluated both the professor and family member and determined that both individuals are at low risk for the virus. However, out of an abundance of caution, the professor — in conjunction with Towson University — has opted not to return to campus pending the family member’s final test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which are expected in the next few days.

The university has communicated with the students in the professor’s class. Additionally, officials are keeping the Towson University campus community updated on the situation as it develops.

At this time, the university has been advised that additional precautions are not necessary.

Towson University currently has no students studying abroad in China, and there is no study abroad programming in China for spring 2020. Until further notice, the university is suspending all university-related and university-sponsored travel to China.

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