To thwart coronavirus, an undisclosed number of Centre College students are quarantined after returning from China

The building called Old Centre (A-M photo by Ben Kleppinger)
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Several Centre College students who recently returned to the Danville campus from China have been quarantined as a precaution against the fast-spreading and sometimes deadly coronavirus, reports Robin Hart of the Danville Advocate-Messenger. 

Centre officials said in the first week of February that they were “keeping a watchful eye” on the students, as well as other students who studied abroad during the school’s winter break, Hart reports. “On Saturday we received a recommendation from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control, asking that those with recent travel history from China be isolated for a period of 14 days after their arrival,” Centre spokesman Michael Strysick said Feb. 12. President John Roush told students and staff Feb. 9, “This is 14 days from an individual’s time of arrival, not 14 days from today. . . . I want to be very clear that no one has the coronavirus or even shows any symptoms.”

Hart writes, “Because of medical privacy laws, Strysick said he could not say how many students were quarantined. However, he did say that students will be able to continue with their classes.”