Three students have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a recent update via TritonAlert. The update does not specify if the third individual was in contact with the two students who tested positive on March 28 and March 23 respectively.
UCSD medical staff are in the process of contacting individuals who may have been in proximity with these three students. They are recommending that such people get tested for the virus and go into self-isolation. The university will not be publicly releasing the names and locations of the affected individuals per Student Health Services Notice of Privacy Practices.
The update also states that UCSD has contracted 350 rooms in “a new campus housing building” that does not currently house students to the County of San Diego. It is unclear as to which new housing the update is referencing. Furthermore, one building in Nuevo Mesa may be used by the county to treat patients who are recovering from COVID-19 or have mild cases of the virus.
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Samir Nomani is the News Editor of The Triton. You can follow him @samir_the_first.