Doane University student diagnosed with presumed COVID-19

Posted at 8:09 PM, Mar 23, 2020

CRETE, Neb. — Doane University issued a news release about a student who was diagnosed with COVID-19 based on symptoms although this not a laboratory-confirmed case.

The student went into Smith Hall on the Crete campus on March 14th to retrieve some belongings after spring break. The school said the person had limited interaction with people. Still, they are advising all students remaining in Smith Hall to self-monitor their symptoms for the next seven days.

The student started having symptoms on March 15th and received the "presumed positive" diagnosis from a healthcare provider on March 16th.

Doane had previously encouraged students to move off campus so there are fewer than 50 students living in residence halls.

The university will offer telehealth services for students in Nebraska starting on March 24th. Their counseling staff is also available to students.