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JSU residence halls to remain open during spring break to promote ‘social distancing’

Scott Young, News Editor

The Jacksonville State University Office of Housing and Residence Life announced on Tuesday morning that all residence halls will remain open for spring break. The university announced the day prior that spring break will be extended by two days, beginning Thursday, March 19.

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UPDATED: JSU says they have not received test results for student under investigation for COVID-19 after 48 hours

UPDATED: 6:50 p.m. MARCH 15, 2020 – The university announced in an email that 72 hours later, they have still not received test results for a student under investigation for COVID-19. The university said that the student’s condition is improving and that he will remain in isolation until official diagnostics have been received. The two students exposed to a COVID-19 patient never experienced any symptoms of the virus and their self-quarantine period has expired.

Scott Young, News Editor

Jacksonville State University announced in an email on Saturday evening that they have not yet received test results from the student under investigation for COVID-19, after initially saying the test results would be received within 24-48 hours.

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UPDATED: Officials confirm first case of COVID-19 in Alabama

UPDATED: 12:05 p.m. MARCH 13, 2020 – adds additional information from the Alabama Department of Public Health press conference.

Scott YoungNews Editor

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced on Friday, March 13 that the first case of COVID-19 has been identified in Montgomery County, Alabama.

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UPDATED: JSU cancels in-person classes, announces student is being tested for COVID-19

UPDATED: 8:20 p.m. MARCH 12, 2020 – adds additional information provided to the student body from the office of the President

Josie Howell, Sports Editor and Scott Young, News Editor

On Thursday, March 12, the office of the president of Jacksonville State University sent an email to students, faculty and staff to report that there is currently a student who has been declared a person under investigation for COVID-19.

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