BREAKING: 103 students, 15 staff test positive for COVID-19

The Mercer University administration announced Friday that 103 students across Mercer’s four campuses tested positive for COVID-19. The 103 positives come from the 4,229 total tests conducted between July 20 and Aug. 19. 

In addition, 263 faculty and staff members were tested following potential exposure to the coronavirus starting July 29. Of those, 15 tested positive.

The university required test results for on-campus, undergraduate students in order for them to return to campus for the upcoming semester. The university noted that they are unaware of any hospitalizations for members of the Mercer community. 

This story will be updated as more information is made public.

 

This article was updated Aug. 22 for clarity.

 

Read the updated version of this article here: https://mercercluster.com/27373/news/business/update-103-students-15-staff-test-positive-for-covid-19/