Bradley University orientation members test positive for COVID-19

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A COVID-19 outbreak at Bradley University’s campus has lead to eight individuals testing positive for the virus.

Executive Director of Public Relations Renee Charles submitted a release on Friday acknowledging the outbreak. The university is currently working to identify any additional potential exposures.

Their process, including aggressive contract tracing from the initial suspected case, led them to additional testing at the first indication of the virus.

They are currently working with the Peoria City and Peoria County Health Department on further contract tracing for details and a full scope of the situation.


(UPDATE — 2 p.m.) — Two more positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by Bradley officials.

They say the current cases involve students, some of whom were involved in the orientation program. Officials said they do not believe the spread is connected to orientation, though no other details have been released at this time.

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