COVID-19: Charles Sturt University linked to latest coronavirus case

NEW CASE: Charles Sturt University's Orange campus has been linked to the latest coronavirus case in the region. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
NEW CASE: Charles Sturt University's Orange campus has been linked to the latest coronavirus case in the region. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

CHARLES Sturt University has confirmed that the latest COVID-19 case in the region is linked to the Orange campus.

The virus case was confirmed by health authorities on Friday with the person now in self-isolation.

A CSU spokesman said he was unable to confirm whether it was a student or staff member who had contracted coronavirus.

"The university will not release the name or details of any staff or students who test positive for COVID-19, as per the Health Privacy Act," he said.

"The university would also like to reaffirm its commitment to stringent health and safety practices, and remind staff and students to maintain appropriate social distancing measures, hand hygiene and cough etiquette."

The CSU spokesman said the university had been working closely with NSW Health since this virus case has been identified.

The Central Western Daily asked CSU what cleaning and isolation protocols would now be conducted at the campus, but the spokesman did not respond.

Earlier on Friday, Western NSW Local Health District executive officer Scott McLachlan said there was no need for concern in the Orange community.

"The Public Health Unit has contacted all close contacts," he said.

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