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STC student, staff member tests positive for COVID-19

South Texas College is notifying currently enrolled students, faculty and staff regarding two confirmed cases of COVID-19, one at its Mid-Valley Campus in Weslaco and another at its Nursing & Allied Health Campus in McAllen.

The person who tested positive at the Mid-Valley campus is a staff member and told administrators he accompanied someone to a testing site and decided to get tested for Coronavirus even though he was asymptomatic.

The second person who tested positive is a student enrolled in a class at the Nursing and Allied Health campus. The student began experiencing symptoms last Thursday and a lab test subsequently confirmed that they were positive for COVID-19. Everyone enrolled in that class has been contacted and will be allowed to finish the course online.

South Texas College is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local health department for the safety of all students, faculty and staff. These guidelines include deep sanitization, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and the use of facial coverings/masks by all students, faculty, and staff.

Should anyone have concerns regarding this potential exposure or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, they should contact their healthcare provider immediately for a medical consultation.

For any questions regarding COVID-19, you may call the Hidalgo County Health Department COVID-19 hotline at (956) 292-7765.

For the latest information, updates, and support services available please visit southtexascollege.edu/coronavirus.

The notification from South Texas College to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff is being sent via email.