3rd confirmed case of coronavirus at Stevens Institute, 2nd school staffer

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The Stevens Institute of Technology has their third confirmed case of the coronavirus, their second school staffer, the university announced today.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The university has learned that a Stevens staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.  Our best information at this time is that the individual was last on campus on Wednesday, March 18th,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Marybeth Murphy.

She further stated that the Hoboken Health Department has been notified, any staff members who may have come in contact with the patient have been asked to self-isolate through April 2nd, and that the school is “thoroughly disinfecting the areas where this individual and close contacts worked.”

No additional information was provided about the employee or where he/she worked.

Yesterday, Stevens announced their first staffer who tested positive, just two days after disclosing that a commuter student from Bergen County had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Stevens, who last week asked students to begin coordinating with the school to move off campus by this Friday, have indicated that the plan to move forward with those plans – with those who followed procedures to request exemptions to be considered.

Last night, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, who has spoken out against the decision to have students move out, revealed that four more residents have tested positive for COVID-19, now 25 overall.

He also mentioned that four officers are nearing the end of an imposed self-isolation period.