NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Old Dominion University says there is a 14-person coronavirus outbreak at a residence hall.
The outbreak is in the Whitehurst residence hall, which is home to 389 students.
“As part of Old Dominion University’s commitment to transparency and the timely sharing of information, we want to make you aware that our COVID-19 testing has identified what could be the beginning of an uptick in positive results among symptomatic and asymptomatic students who live on campus,” ODU wrote in a safety warning.
There are also cases in other residence halls that are being monitored, the university said. There doesn’t appear to be any coronavirus spread through in-person instruction or in the workplace as of Thursday.
The school said it’s doing the following in response:
- Same day-testing for symptomatic students and 24-hour test results for asymptomatic students
- Contact tracing and quarantine/isolation protocols as soon as