St. Thomas Law School student tests positive for COVID-19

The University of St. Thomas said Friday that one of its law school students tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the university, the student is recovering and hasn't been on campus since falling ill. The law school was on spring break last week, and the student began experiencing symptoms on March 15.

The university said everyone the student is known to have come in contact with has been told to self-quarantine for 14 days.

St. Thomas also reminded students and staff to take precautions recommended by health officials, such as:

  • Practicing social distancing – maintaining a distance of at least six feet between people
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water; covering your cough and sneeze; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Practicing self-care by eating a healthy diet and taking time to rest
  • Frequently cleaning all commonly touched surfaces
  • Avoiding large gatherings
  • Staying home if you are sick

The university has already extended online classes to the end of the semester and encouraged students to leave residence halls as soon as they can.