Fresno State operating as normal as COVID-19 outbreak continues

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- College life on the campus of Fresno State remains as normal as possible despite growing concerns locally and nationwide over the spread of COVID-19.

"As of today, there is one confirmed case in Fresno County and we know it's travel-related, and that person is not affiliated with our campus community," says VP of Student Health Janell Morillo.

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While no classes at Fresno State have been canceled because of the virus, a Pay It Forward on-campus luncheon was postponed Tuesday as administrators work to avoid large gatherings on campus and the spread of COVID-19.

"Right now, campus leadership is taking it on a case by case basis," Morillo said. "We're looking ahead to one to two weeks in advance because certainly, this is a fluid situation, so those determinations will be made on a case by case basis."

Fellow CSU member San Jose State joined several other Bay Area universities and has suspended all in-person classes for the rest of the week and is going fully online as a way to prevent the spread of the virus.

"There do need to be a certain number cases within the county and related to the campus community before that determination would be made," Morillo said.

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The University continues to update students via email and social media regarding any changes due to the coronavirus.
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