A graduate student at LSU has tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the first confirmed case at the university.

Interim President Tom Galligan made the announcement Friday evening.

He says that the student takes online classes and does not live on campus.

The student has not been on campus since March 7th.

However, the student did maintain an on-campus job and those who worked in the same office have been alerted.

The statement did not say where the student worked or in which department they were connected.

Classes at the university have been canceled for the past week.

Classes will continue to be conducted online for the rest of the semester.


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