The following message was sent to the Drexel community on March 21.
Dear Students and Colleagues,
We learned today that a Drexel undergraduate student has confirmed positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The student lives in an on-campus residence but has remained off campus with her family since March 15. Thankfully, she has recovered from the virus and no longer has any symptoms.
We have spoken to her roommates and a small number of students with whom she interacted and advised them to adhere to strict social distancing and monitor themselves for symptoms until March 29. None of the students that we have contacted are displaying any symptoms at this time.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, it is critical that all of us continue to take necessary precautions, including doing everything possible to avoid being exposed to the virus.
Students who have developed a fever with cough or shortness of breath, or have had contact with someone who is suspected to have coronavirus, should call the Drexel Student Health Center right away at 215.220.4700. Faculty and professional staff are advised to seek medical care by calling their primary care doctor and asking to be evaluated for the COVID-19 infection. After calling your provider, please firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and provide your name and phone number to be contacted by a Drexel representative. It is imperative that the University is aware of any exposure risk to the members of the Drexel community.
Regular updates can be found at Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website, and the CDC's prevention tips are another resource.