UPDATE: Third Emory University student tests positive for COVID-19

The main sign leading to Emory University’s campus in Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
The main sign leading to Emory University’s campus in Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Emory University officials said Thursday afternoon that an undergraduate student has tested positive for COVID-19, the third student this week diagnosed with the disease.

The unidentified student, who stayed on Eagle Row, is in satisfactory condition and is self-isolating in off-campus housing provided by the university, Emory officials said in a message to students, staff and faculty. Some of the university’s athletics facilities, fraternities and sororities are alongside Eagle Row, a street on the main campus.

The student’s roommate is being tested and the residence is being cleaned and disinfected by university workers, the message said.

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Emory announced Monday that two students tested positive for COVID-19. Those students were said to be in satisfactory condition.

Emory also announced late Thursday it has created a $5 million fund to support any of its students facing financial hardships as a result of the coronavirus. The fund will be managed by its Campus Life office, with the application process starting on Monday, March 23.

Several of Atlanta’s historically black colleges and universities have created links on their websites to help students with financial needs.

Emory has said it will refund student accounts with a calculated amount of unused housing, dining, athletic fees, activity fees, parking fees, and other fees unrelated to academic instruction.

A total of 287 Georgians have now tested positive for the coronavirus, state officials said Thursday afternoon. A University of Georgia student tested positive for the virus Thursday, officials said.