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9 Towson University students, staff member asked to self-isolate after potential coronavirus exposure

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Posted at 6:32 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 18:36:05-04

TOWSON, Md. — Towson University has asked 9 students and 1 staff member to self-quarantine after they attended a conference in Washington, D.C. where there were reports of confirmed coronavirus cases.

Over the weekend, Towson University was made aware of 9 students and 1 staff member that attended the AIPAC conference in Washington, DC where there were reports of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Towson stated while the number of conference attendees and size of the conference would likely make the TU attendees low risk for direct exposure, out of an abundance of caution, the TU Health Center, following USM guidance, requested that all of the TU attendees self-isolate at home and away from the TU campus for 14 days from the last day that they attended the conference.

TU has also required any study abroad participants recalled from their host countries to also self-isolate, out of abundance of caution.