Hofstra University cancels classes after student reports flu-like symptoms

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Hofstra University has canceled classes for the week starting Monday after a student reported having flu-like symptoms.

The school says the student reported their symptoms Sunday after they attended a conference with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

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News 12 is told the student is in isolation and being tested. Officials say six people who were in close contact with the student have also been asked to self-isolate until results of the test come back.

School officials say they are enhancing their disinfecting procedures on campus.

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Administrative offices, resident halls, dining halls and all student services will remain open. However, officials say any employee having flu-like symptoms should stay home.

The university set up a website for more information on this case. It says that spring break will still begin on March 14.

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