UTSA faculty member, student both test positive for COVID-19

Josh Peck, News Editor

According to a statement from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy, a student and faculty member have tested positive for COVID-19 after their separate international travels. They became symptomatic after returning to the U.S. during a period of self-isolation.

Because of privacy laws, UTSA is not releasing their personal information. Eighmy said the two had been away from campus for weeks and that they are both quarantining at home and doing okay. 

Eighmy said these were unlikely to be the only members of the UTSA community who will test positive for COVID-19. 

“The unfortunate reality is, in the days ahead, we will all likely know colleagues or fellow students who are fighting the coronavirus,” Eighmy said. “My thoughts are with the entire Roadrunner community during these challenging times.”

UTSA Chief Communications Officer Joe Izbrand has declined to provide further information about the status of the two UTSA community members.

“The information provided by Dr. Eighmy’s social media post is all that we are able to provide,” Izbrand said.

This story will be updated.