HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point University student has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a press release sent to parents, students, faculty and staff, the university stated: 

"We are notifying you that the university was informed by health officials that a student who is currently at home in isolation and out-of-state has tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately this is something colleges in our area are experiencing, including at least four other Triad universities."

According to the university, Public health officials are now in the process of contacting those who were in close contact with the student, who was last on campus March 23.

HPU says the student had limited exposure to public areas and did not visit university dining locations at that time. 

The release ended urging that everyone protect themselves against the COVID-19 virus. 

"We encourage you to continue safeguarding yourself against COVID-19 and following all orders issued by the CDC and other leading health officials, such as maintaining physical distance from others and not leaving home unless necessary."

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