Fairmont State food worker, eight students test positive for coronavirus

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Fairmont State University officials on Friday confirmed a food service worker has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The person, who works for a third-party vendor, will have to remain away from campus. The Marion County Health Department reported there are no other safety concerns following the department’s contact tracing work.

The number of students who have tested positive has also increased to eight. Students are quarantined at a Bridgeport hotel.

Fairmont State University will be transitioning Pence Hall to a dedicated quarantine facility. Students living in the hall will be relocated to another location.

The majority of students in quarantine were exposed to someone with the coronavirus. A person will remain in quarantine until a contact tracing investigation is complete.

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