CMU confirms seven positive COVID-19 cases

Jun 26, 2020

In an email, Central Michigan University announced there are seven positive cases of COVID-19 in the community.





In March, the university said two students had tested positive for the virus. According to the health department, there's 9 cases associated with CMU.


Due to privacy concerns, the university will only announce the total number of cases.


"One of the key things that we need to remember as a community that we’re dealing with people and people have the right to privacy," CMU President Bob Davies said. "We will report total cases, we will not get involved in specific demographics."

Davies said the university is working with local health officials to conduct contact tracing. He said persons who’ve directly been in contact will be notified.  


University spokesperson Heather Smith said the university will not identify potential exposure sites including campus buildings.

"Only those identified as close contacts will be communicated with," Smith said.