Emergency Preparedness

March 26, 2020 5:01 PM EST

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update #6

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update #6

Today we learned that a Barry University commuter student has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The individual was last on the Miami Shores campus on March 11 and the suspected exposure to the virus occurred after this date. As such, there is no indicated risk to our campus community related to this case.

The student is isolated at home and thankfully is displaying only minor symptoms. At this time, we have no reports of resident students with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

We understand that a confirmed case within our community is concerning. The University has planned for this eventuality and implemented numerous measures designed to manage risk and protect overall health, including strictly limiting the number of people on campuses in order to reduce the potential of virus spread.

Should we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 within our residential population, or the need to isolate students remaining on campus, we have procedures and plans firmly in place.

In the event of additional confirmed cases within our community, we will promptly notify any individuals we identify as having had potential exposure.

As a reminder, all members of the University community should continue to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines as outlined by multiple public health agencies. Leading public health experts continue to stress that young adults are key to stopping the spread of this virus.

For more information on the University response visit www.barry.edu/prepare.


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BarryU Emergency Alerts

In the event of a campus emergency or severe weather, Barry University uses a system of alerts that aim to ensure the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff.

The University's official communications will be made via:

  • Social Media
  • University internal and external websites
  • SMS, Phone Recordings
  • Email
  • On-Campus Alerts

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to update their contact information to ensure they receive text, voice and email alerts.