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Noble County Coronavirus Case Identified As Spouse of Trine Employee
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

On Monday morning, Northeast Indiana saw its first case of Coronavirus diagnosed in that of the spouse of a Trine University employee. That person tested positive for Coronavirus in Kendallville, Indiana at Parkview Noble Hospital and is recovering there.

Trine University released a statement in regards to the situation in that the Trine employee has displayed no symptoms of the illness, but as a precaution, is isolating at home for the next 14 days. Also, it is important to note that the affected person has not been a recent visitor to the Trine campus.

The university has been advised by Dr. Terry Gaff, chief medical officer of Noble County, who has also served as the contact with the Indiana Department of Health regarding this matter, that the Trine University campus and educational centers remain healthy and that campus life need not be disrupted. The university is confident it has taken the proper measures necessary to protect the health of students, faculty and staff. Please continue to visit these pages for updates and information.

As thoughts and prayers are with the employee and the family, the campus community is reminded to take precautions to protect the health of those around. The risks to the community remain low, but community members must remain vigilant to prevent the spread of infection.

The university is adding additional hand sanitizer stations, disinfecting areas of the campus and working with Bon Appetit to ensure the safest dining experience, among other measures. The entire campus community is encouraged to work together to do everything possible to protect its health and vitality.

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