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Two unrelated Michigan State University students test positive for COVID-19

LANSING, Mich. – Two Michigan State University students have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019). The two cases are not connected, however, both students have a history of international travel. 

 One student returned to Ingham County after participating in a study abroad trip and is in isolation. The second student was diagnosed after leaving the country. The Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) is investigating to determine if additional people were exposed and is contacting people who were in close contact with either case.

 “People must diligently practice social distancing at this time,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “We have no doubt that coronavirus is in the community, and we know that not everyone who has it will be sick. This is why it is so important to distance yourself. People who are sick should isolate themselves at home whether they’ve been tested or not. Act as though you have it if you have symptoms that resemble COVID-19.”

 Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. For additional information, Ingham County residents can call the new ICHD COVID-19 response line at (517) 887-4517 or visit