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Two Marshall University student-athletes; one employee test positive for COVID-19


HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) —  Two Marshall University student-athletes and one employee tested positive for COVID-19.

All three tested positive this past weekend, according to university officials.

All three are asymptomatic for the virus and the cases are not believed to be related. Health officials and university officials do not believe any of the three contracted the virus on campus. The two student-athletes and the employee who tested positive are all in quarantine.

The university is working with Marshall Health physicians and the athletic department staff to make sure all protocols are being followed. Marshall’s head team physician, Dr. John Jasko says that the individuals will have to go through another quarantine period along with a few other steps before returning to the campus.

We’re doing symptom checks and check in on those guys every single day to make sure that if there’s anything that changes in their physical well being, local and state guidelines are that you have to be completely symptom-free and have had two test results that are negative before you are released from quarantine.

Dr. John Jasko

Other than these three cases and the two employees reported in April, the university has had no other confirmed cases of COVID-19 among employees, student-athletes or students in the residence halls.

The affected student-athletes’ and employee’s names and other identifying information will not be released due to privacy regulations.

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