William Paterson University reports 1st positive COVID-19 case; drive-through testing facility expected soon

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William Paterson University is reporting its first positive coronavirus case, as the campus expects to have a drive-through testing facility in the near future.

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According to the university, a staff member who was last on campus March 6 has tested positive for the virus.

The campus will now be closed to everyone except essential personnel until March 23. Students in residence halls will be allowed to remain. 

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The staff member is currently self-quarantined at home and is reportedly doing well.

The news comes as a drive-through testing facility is expected to open on the campus sometime next week.

The testing will take place in Parking Lot 6 next to the Sports and Recreation Center.

 
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When the facility opens, it will be running Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., and will continue until no longer needed by the county.

Only people with a doctor's order will be able to get tested.

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