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MSU student and two others test negative for COVID-19

LANSING, Mich. – A Michigan State University student tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has tested negative. The student was one of three Ingham County residents confirmed negative today.

Testing was conducted through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories.

“At this time, I advise the public to be diligent, yet level-headed, in prevention efforts,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “I urge you to get your information and situation updates from reputable sources such as the health department or your physician.”

COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should wash their hands, stay home when sick, avoid close contact with sick people, and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.