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Manchester University deep-cleaning Fort Wayne campus out of caution

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are arranging for a deep cleaning of the Fort Wayne campus, President Dave McFadden wrote in an email obtained by FOX 55 News.

Posted: Mar 9, 2020 6:40 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2020 12:11 PM

MANCHESTER, Ind. (WFFT) -- The president of Manchester University says they are arranging for a deep cleaning of the Fort Wayne campus "out of an abundance of caution" to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

In a letter to students obtained by FOX 55 News, President Dave McFadden writes that a student on a rotation assignment last week might have been in the same location as a patient who tested presumptive positive for the virus. 

The letter says that student returned home to Fort Wayne and self-quarantined. 

UPDATE: The school said Wednesday that it determined the student did not have contact with the patient, but they will continue to clean all high-touch surfaces out of caution. 

A school spokesperson told FOX 55 that the school will bring in night crews to deep-clean the campus so it won't have to close. 

At the North Manchester campus, McFadden wrote that the custodial staff has been using hospital-grade cleaners in residence halls and will extend those procedures to buildings across campus. 

The university has more information on its website. 

Related:

Indiana has confirmed 4 cases of COVID-19 across the state.

Two walk-in clinics closed for deep-cleaning as a precaution 

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