An entire dorm on the campus of UNCC has just been quarantined after the school discovered the presence of SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19) in a sampling of the dorm’s wastewater system.
This morning the school sent out an alert to the entire campus about the situation, saying that, “All residents are required to remain in the building until they can be tested for COVID-19 today.”
NinerNotice: Wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in routine sampling in one residence hall. All residents are required to remain in the building until they can be tested for COVID-19 today. ➡️https://t.co/wcbGyAFfnA pic.twitter.com/BqjjV6OrG9
— UNCC OEM (@NinerAlerts) October 2, 2020
The notice goes on to read:
“During this time, all residents of the building are required to remain in place except to pick up to-go meals, accept meal delivery and attend medical appointments.
Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned approximately 24 hours after specimen collection. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.”
Due to privacy concerns, the specific name of the dorm building has not been released.
We will update this article as new information comes in.