Back to School: 4 Wright State students, 1 employee test positive for COVID-19

Back to School: 4 Wright State students, 1 employee test positive for COVID-19
Wright State University

FAIRBORN — (UPDATED @ 8:49 p.m.) Four Wright State University students and one university employee have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the university’s coronavirus dashboard.

All of the students and the staff member self-reported and all of the reports are from the Dayton campus, according to the university, which debuted its dashboard Tuesday.

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The student cases were reported during the period of Aug. 23 through Sept. 1, while the employee case was reported during the period of Aug. 23 - 29, according to the university.

A Wright State student or employee who may or may not have been on campus recently has self-reported that they have tested positive to Wright State Office of Environmental Health and Safety, their supervisor, Wright State employees in Residence Life and Housing, or other Wright State professionals who have then notified EHS.

Self-reported cases can also include instances where a student or employee has engaged in testing through Student Health Services or Wright State Physicians, tested positive, and those results were shared with EHS. Self-reported cases may also come from surveillance testing of students and employees.

“With the holiday weekend approaching, I ask each of you to remain vigilant in helping stop the spread of COVID-19,” interim Provost Douglas Leaman asked students and employees in an email to campus. “We must all work together. Thank you for helping keep our Wright State community safe.”

Classes began Aug. 24.