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Officials declined to say whether the three are in isolation in Davis. They are isolating “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a university press release. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is testing the student’s specimen for the virus and results are expected back in three to four days.
“Federal guidelines say (quarantine is) 14 days of isolation from the time of exposure,” said Dr. Ron Chapman, the Yolo County Health Officer.
The three people live in Kearney Hall on the UC Davis main campus.
The student showing symptoms has been off campus since Tuesday, said Michael Sheehan, an associate vice chancellor for student affairs. The other two were moved to the on-campus apartments Wednesday evening.
“We have a few apartments kept off line for a situation like this,” Sheehan said.
University officials are asking all students about their travel history and have not found any other students who came into contact with the virus, Schorzman said.
“I do want to emphasize in this county, in Yolo county, in the city of Davis, on the UC Davis campus, there is no evidence of the spread of the coronavirus,” Chapman said. “There is no evidence of the transmission of the virus.”
UC DAVIS STUDENTS REACT TO CORONAVIRUS
Only a few UC Davis students were wearing masks Thursday after the news was announced.
Outside Kearney Hall, the freshman dorm where the student being tested lives, other students hurried off to class or to workout.
Solene Tan, who’s from Shenzhen, China, did not know that a student in her dorm was being tested. When she was told by a reporter, she immediately put her hand over her mouth and gasped.
“My dad said not to worry but I think he is just trying to comfort me,” said Tan, 18, who came to UC Davis from China to study physics. Her father is a pediatrician there.
After learning three of her dormmates were being tested as a safety precaution, she said she was a little worried, but not severely.
None of her family or friends in China have been infected, she said. She last visited them in December.
Cecilia Garofoli said it was shocking to see “just the sight of seeing ‘Davis’ related to the coronavirus in any way,” she said
The UC Davis sophomore from Oakland said she’s been following the coronavirus in the news for weeks, but was surprised when she got an email from the chancellor around 2 p.m. Thursday saying three of her follow students were in isolation.
“It all happened so fast,” Garofoli, 19, said after finishing up a run with her friend. “But everything I’ve been reading has been saying to just be calm.”
Staying calm is harder for others though, like her friend who lives in Laben, the dorm next to Kearney.
“My friend was freaking out,” Garofoli said.
SACRAMENTO HOSPITAL PATIENT HAS CORONAVIRUS
The news comes after a patient at the UC Davis Medical Center tested positive for the virus, making the patient the nation’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus from “exposure in the community.” UC Davis Medical Center is located in Sacramento.
UC Davis clarified that no one has tested positive for the coronavirus in Yolo County, but that the university has increased disinfection practices throughout student housing and dining properties.
Two students from Los Rios Community Colleges may have been exposed to the patient who was diagnosed with coronavirus at UC Davis Medical Center. The students, one from American River College and the other from Cosumnes River College, are medical professionals, and were exposed to the individual off campus before the person tested positive.
Across the Sacramento region, school districts are preparing information for concerned parents who want to protect their children from the virus.
Several districts in Sacramento and Placer counties say they have been fielding calls from parents who want to know what schools are doing to protect students.