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Positive Coronavirus Case at FIU, Presumptive Positive at UM Medical Campus

The news comes as state officials directed Florida's public universities to extend remote learning through the end of the spring semester

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A member of the University of Miami medical campus tested presumptive positive, and a worker at Florida International University tested positive for the new coronavirus, school officials said Tuesday.

"Based on the history of the employee, it is likely a travel-related case and the employee has not been back to campus since returning from the trip," FIU said in a statement. "As such, there is no indication, thus far, that the FIU community has been exposed by this individual."

FIU said their campuses are closed to all visitors, and "open only to students, faculty and staff with urgent need to access study or work material, to a limited number of residents approved to stay in student housing and to those who are providing basic services to them."

The University of Miami said the person who tested presumptive positive on the medical campus was in good condition and self-isolating.

"Our best wishes have been extended to the individual for a rapid recovery," UM said in a statement.

The news comes as state officials directed Florida's public universities to extend remote learning through the end of the spring semester.

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