Six University Of Tampa Students Test Postive For COVID-19

Mar 22, 2020

The University of Tampa reports that six students, including five who traveled together for Spring Break, have tested positive for COVID-19.

One student who travelled internationally tested positive at the student health center on March 16, and is self-isolated on campus. Four of the remaining five students who were on spring break are self-isolating and on campus, university officials said in a statement Saturday evening.

One of the students did not return to campus but is self-isolating. None needed to be hospitalized.

The Florida Department of Health is working to identify people who had contact with the six students in order to quarantine them.

Students at UT had previously been ordered to leave campus for the remainder of the spring semester, unless they had no other housing options. Students who register that they are staying on campus will have access to residence halls and grab-and-go campus food, the university said.

The campus health center is available remotely for medical services, or students are encouraged to access Tampa General Hospital urgent care.

Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect new numbers from the University of Tampa, increasing the number of students testing positive for COVID-19.