Dear UMBC Community,
This morning (November 1) we were notified that a student-athlete currently practicing on campus has tested positive for COVID-19. The student-athlete is receiving medical care and is doing well. Prior to receiving the test result, the team, coaching staff, and support staff voluntarily quarantined out of an abundance of caution. There are no additional individuals with symptoms, but all are receiving medical attention, regular updates, and other assistance. We appreciate the care and concern that the students involved have shown for their teammate and for the safety of all in our community.
The COVID-19 Contact Response Team is following its standard procedure for positive cases, which includes identifying, contacting, and advising those who have had close contact with individuals who test positive. We will also facilitate a 14-day quarantine period. We continue to notify and work in partnership with our local health department.
We will not share additional details or updates on this case in order to protect the privacy of the individuals involved. We wish to assure the community that we remain committed to ensuring the health of our campus community and are taking every measure recommended by our team of experts and those providing medical care. We know all of the UMBC community shares our wishes for the speedy recovery of this student-athlete and the health and well-being of the entire team.
Provost Philip Rous and Vice President Lynne Schaefer, COVID-19 Planning Coordinating Committee