According to UVA Alerts:
“A member of the University community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). UVA health officials and administrators are working closely with the Virginia Department of Health, which is conducting a thorough investigation of potential exposures.
The positive test result is considered presumptive, pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials are following protocols to isolate this patient.
This is a preliminary notification as required by the federal Clery Act. The University will send a more detailed message via email shortly.
We will continue to provide updates and information at www.virginia.edu/coronavirus. Check back frequently for new information. If you have additional questions, call the UVA COVID-19 Response Line: 877-685-4836 (domestic callers) or 202-800-2408 (international callers).
How can I help protect myself?
Preventative steps recommended by the CDC, Virginia Department of Health and UVA Student Health and Wellness can be found at www.virginia.edu/coronavirus/health-precautions.
What if I suspect I have coronavirus?
If you think you may have been exposed to coronavirus and have these flu-like symptoms (fever, shortness of breath or a cough), please call ahead before visiting a doctors office or emergency department. This will enable your care providers to determine the best way for you to receive care.
Students with symptoms: Please contact your medical provider or the Department of Student Health & Wellness at 434-982-3915 (call 434-297-4261 after hours).
Faculty and staff with symptoms: Please contact your medical provider.”
According to NBC29, the patient is in their late 50’s and it is believed that the case is travel-related.