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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Seton Hall University Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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A female employee of SHU has tested positive. The employee is not a South Orange resident.

As the Village continues to monitor the Coronavirus, we now have learned that a female Seton Hall University employee has tested positive for the virus. This employee does not reside in South Orange and the University is working with her hometown’s local health department regarding recent contact history.

Per Seton Hall, the employee was last on campus March 10, 2020.  It is believed the risk of exposure to other members of the campus community is low, according to health authorities.

The South Orange Department of Health and Seton Hall University’s Health Services have gathered the appropriate information from the individual and are contacting anyone who may need to be interviewed.

Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), we will not be releasing any additional information on the infected resident at this time.

Seton Hall has cancelled all remaining in-person Spring 2020 semester classes and are sending students home, effective March 21.  Classes will resume remotely.

As the cases in New Jersey continue to grow, it’s most important that we continue to follow all CDC guidelines and practice social distancing. This positive case in our community only reinforces the fact that we need to take this situation seriously and work on a local level to reduce exposure to our neighbors.

We ask that residents continue to check southorange.org/COVID-19 for updates. If there is additional information that we can release, we will do so as soon as we can. We are all in this together and we remind residents to practice patience and understanding as we continue to deal with this crisis.

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