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4 TAMUK students test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 20:49:07-04

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Four students attending Texas A&M University-Kingsville have tested positive for COVID-19.

Two of the positive students were last on campus June 11 and the two on June 18.

A notice from TAMUK says the university's custodial staff has begun sanitizing affected areas and the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 11 are conducting contact tracing for the four individuals.

"Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 10-15 minutes," says the notice from TAMUK.

The university is also working to identify those who may have been exposed to the virus on campus.

"Members of the campus community are encouraged to continue to self-monitor and are encouraged to get tested should they begin to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19," said the notice from TAMUK. "Testing for COVID-19 is covered for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas members with no prior authorization needed and no member copays, deductibles or coinsurance."