First positive coronavirus case at U Albany, campus suspends classes Thursday

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The University at Albany sent a notice to its students Thursday morning notifying them one person tested positive for COVID-19 late last night.

The campus suspended all classes Thursday as a precation.

University President Havidán Rodríguez said in a statement the campus was notified late last night by the Albany Department of Health that a member of the community who resides off campus tested positive for the new coronavirus.

He said the person will remain isolated from the campus population until they are cleared by public health officials.

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