A North Central College staff member tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the Naperville college.
The administrative staff member, who works in the Old Main building, was last on campus on March 10. When the employee wasn’t feeling well they went home and began a 14-day self quarantine after consulting with their health care provider and the local health department.
“Please join me in keeping this employee in our thoughts and prayers and in wishing them well for a full recovery,” North Central College President Troy Hammond continues to say in the press release. “It’s important to reinforce that, per healthcare guidelines, we have a responsibility to maintain the privacy of this individual.”
COVID-19: Signs to look for
Symptoms of the COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, can often overlap those of the more common flu. However, the biggest telltale signs include:
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of breath
If you do experience signs, experts say not to rush to the emergency room unless it’s life-threatening or rush to get tested. You should contact your primary physician first. Tests are being reserved for only people who have trouble breathing.
College in Contact with Health Agencies
The NCC staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 reached out to others who have been in close contact with them and the college is “in touch with this individual and their family and with relevant local health agencies for guidance throughout.”
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