Brevard College Reports Virus Case, Testing – Brevard, NC
Last updated 8/24/2020 at 2:20pm
Brevard College was notified last week that a member of the Brevard College community had tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email sent out to faculty, staff and students.
The Brevard College member was isolated and issued isolation protocols by the Transylvania County Health Department and Brevard College, the email said. Communicable disease nurses are working on contact tracing. Several students have been placed in quarantine due to coming in contact with the affected student. All the students who had contact with the student were wearing masks and would not be required to quarantine, the email said.
However, Brevard College decided to take extra precautions with those who were wearing their masks and place them in quarantine.
"We are working to adhere to all protocols outlined by our local health department and the CDC," said President David Joyce.
Should a Brevard College member contract COVID-19, health officials will work to identify all individuals who were within close proximity of the BC member for a prolonged period of time (more than a few minutes) within the previous 14 days and, without identifying the BC member by name, notify those individuals that a BC member with whom they have come in close contact with has tested positive.
These individuals will be asked to work/study remotely for 14 days. All other BC members will also be notified of the positive COVID-19 test, but the BC member will not be identified by name.
Brevard College will host four COVID-19 testing dates on campus for students, faculty and staff. This has been made possible by Brevard Music Center, Pisgah Health Foundation, Keystone Labs and Blueridge Health Center. All testing will take place in Stamey:
•Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•Thursday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•Thursday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.