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Ferris warns of possible COVID-19 exposure after disease conference

Posted at 9:28 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 21:28:42-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — People who attended the Great Lakes Infectious Disease Conference at Ferris State University's Grand Rapids campus may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Ferris State says a Kent County resident who attended the March 7 conference has since tested positive for the disease.

The school sent emails to everyone who attended the conference recommending they self-isolate or self-monitor through March 21.

It is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on any of Ferris State’s campuses. The school says it is working closely will health officials as it responds to the case.