2 positive COVID-19 cases on campus in the second week of classes

Out of 561 individuals, one student and one faculty member tested positive for COVID-19 the week of Aug. 30.


CharNae Brown

One student on campus tested positive for COVID-19 this past week.

Nia Lillard, Contributing Writer

Morgan State University confirmed two positive cases of COVID-19 in the second week of in-person instruction.

Anita Hawkins, associate dean of the School of Community Health and Policy, reported one student and one staff member tested positive the week of Aug. 30.

Morgan State University’s COVID-19 testing results for the week of Aug. 30. (Courtesy of Anita Hawkins)

During the first week of classes, the university reported five positive cases, marking a decrease in this week’s number of cases.

A total of 561 individuals on campus were tested with 400 students and 161 faculty members. Of the 561 tests, one positive came from each group.

“We all have to do our part,” Kevin Banks, vice president of student affairs, said, “People who have symptoms are encouraged to stay home.”

No COVID-19 tests were administered this past Monday; therefore, students and faculty should anticipate another round of testing this Thursday.

Students who are not vaccinated are obligated to get tested twice a week. However, all members of the Morgan community are encouraged to get tested as well, regardless of vaccination status.

The testing program is available for all students in the University Student Center from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. on Monday and Thursday. Appointments can be scheduled through the university health portal.