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Coronavirus scare keeps Towson University professor away from campus

Posted at 9:47 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 08:57:25-05

TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) — UPDATE: The professor's family member tested negative for Coronavirus. It's unclear when the professor will return to campus.

A Towson University professor is being kept away from campus after being in contact with a family member currently being tested for Coronavirus.

The Maryland Department of Health has evaluated the professor and family member and determined that both are at low risk for the virus.

Out of an abundance of caution, the university says the professor will not return to campus at least for the next few days, until final test results comeback from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The university has notified students in the professor’s class, and will continue to update them and the entire Towson University campus on the situation.

At this time, the current risk to the Towson University community remains low, and the university has been advised that additional precautions are not necessary.

Towson University currently has no students studying abroad in China, and there is no study abroad programming in China for spring 2020.

Until further notice, the university is suspending all university-related and university-sponsored travel to China.

The university is maintaining normal operations, all classes and events will be held as scheduled.