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App State COVID-19 Update: Student, third Ashe County resident confirmed positive

According to an App State email sent to students and faculty on Wednesday, Appalachian District Health Department, or AppHealthCare, confirmed that an App State student, who is an Ashe County resident, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The case is travel-related and is the third reported case in Ashe County.

The student, who lives off campus, has not been on campus since March 4 and is self-isolating at home per State of North Carolina and Centers for Disease Control guidelines.

According to the email, 98% of App State students live off campus, and the university may continue to receive more self-reports of confirmed cases outside of Watauga County. As these types of cases are reported, AppHealthCare and App State are working with local public health agencies "to the greatest extent possible," along with consultation from NC Division of Public Health Communicable Disease team.

Per App State's email, students who are concerned about possible COVID-19 symptoms should call Student Health Services at (828) 262-3100 and speak to a nurse. Faculty and staff concerned about students or their own symptoms can email safety@appstate.edu.

Below is information Public Health has shared with App State and other communities in the High Country regarding COVID-19:

For the latest updates on how App State is responding to COVID-19, visit the App State Coronavirus Information page.