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MSU Student, Most Recently In Greene County March 14, Confirmed COVID-19 Case

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A Missouri State University student has tested positive for COVID-19 in Boone County, Missouri, according to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.

The student was last in southwest Missouri on March 14, on which day the student left town and has not been back since, according to a health department news release.

Health officials provided the following information Saturday:

  • On Wednesday, March 11, the student had lacrosse practice. 
  • Missouri State University held classes until Thursday, March 12, before starting Spring Break a day early due to the emerging coronavirus outbreak. Health department officials say they are working with MSU to identify and notify any classroom contacts the patient may have had.
  • This case had traveled domestically to an impacted area.
  • The student did not live in university housing this semester.

Since the patient is in Boone County, the Columbia-Boone County Health Department is investigating the case, working in collaboration with the relevant southwest Missouri partners.
People who were at these locations on these dates are considered “low risk” for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms, officials said.


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