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Student at GRCC tested "presumptive-positive" for COVID-19

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Posted at 7:02 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 19:05:00-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Grand Rapids Community College announced Saturday evening that a student has tested "presumptive-positive" for COVID-19.

The school is not releasing the identity of the student, but says the Health Department assessed the situation and calls the risk to campus "low".

“Our first thoughts are with this student as they continue to recover,” President Bill Pink said. “As a campus community, we will continue to take proactive steps to limit the spread of coronavirus. The safety and wellness of all of our students and employees continues to be our top priority as we face this crisis together.”

The student began to show symptoms on St. Patrick's Day and was tested on March 19th. GRCC tells FOX 17 they were notified of the results late Friday. The student is in isolation and their close contacts are being notified in accordance with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.

GRCC says they are being proactive in taking steps to slow the spread of the virus. Information on how the school is handling the virus can be found on their website.