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GVSU police: Rumor of coronavirus on campus is false

Posted at 2:29 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 14:29:00-05

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Grand Valley State University’s police department says rumors claiming two students were diagnosed with coronavirus is false.

GVSU police said the rumor is circulating through text messages. There are no cases of the virus on campus or in Michigan, and there have only been a handful of confirmed cases in the U.S.

The school has canceled study abroad trips to South Korea and programs in China over concerns of spreading the virus. GVSU has implemented additional screening for students or staff who recently traveled internationally and is actively monitoring protocols from health officials.

Up-to-date information for GVSU’s handling of the virus can be found on the school’s website.

Calhoun County's health department has also dismissed false rumors of a coronavirus case. Anyone who hears a rumor or sees information indicating a confirmed case is advised to check with their local health department, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.